Calvin Olsen published in The Missouri Review


We are happy to share (a bit late!) that Calvin Olsen’s (Poetry 2011) poem “Territory” was featured as the Poem of the Week on The Missouri Review online.  You can also read “Territory” and another poem by Calvin called “I Wish the Moon” in our alumni journal, 236.

Calvin says, I attempted to shape the poem to allow the reader to see the owl as I do: wild, enticing, and more than a little intimidating—a lot like taking a good look at yourself.

Thanks, Calvin, and congratulations!

Calvin Olsen holds an MFA from Boston University, where he received a Robert Pinsky Global Fellowship. His poetry and translations have appeared in Nashville Review, Catch & Release, Gravel, The Interpreter’s House, Salamander, and Lay Bare the Canvas: New England Poets on Art, among many others. His current projects include a book-length manuscript, a translation of the collected works of Alberto de Lacerda, and an extensive undertaking at He lives in North Carolina.

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