Lisa Olstein

Visiting Poets & Writers

Lisa Olstein is the author of five poetry collections published by Copper Canyon Press: Dream Apartment, Late Empire, Little Stranger, Lost Alphabet, and Radio Crackling, Radio Gone. Her nonfiction includes Pain Studies (Bellevue Literary Press), a book-length lyric essay, and Climate (Essay Press), an exchange of epistolary essays with the poet Julie Carr. Olstein’s honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, Pushcart Prize, Lannan Residency Fellowship, Hayden Carruth Award, and Writers League of Texas Discovery Book Award. She is a member of the poetry faculty at the University of Texas at Austin where she teaches in the New Writers Project and Michener Center MFA programs. In an earlier life, she co-founded and for ten years directed the Juniper Summer Writing Institute.

Lisa Olstein will offer a craft session and give an evening reading.