Jason Olsen

English

Associate Professor


Jason Olsen

Contact Information

Office Location: WIB 228
Phone: (435) 613-5329
Email: jason.olsen@usu.edu

Educational Background

PhD, English-Creative Writing-Poetry, (Romantic and Modern British Literature), Western Michigan University, 2009
Neon Allegiance
MFA, English--Creative Writing-Poetry, (Literary Editing and Design), Eastern Washington University, 2001
Contiguous
BA, English, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Biography

Originally from Los Angeles, Jason has lived in Las Vegas, Washington state, and Michigan. He enjoys movies, baseball, and likes to cook.

Teaching Interests

Creative Writing (with a poetry and fiction emphasis) at all levels (including the teaching of Creative Writing) Composition, and American and British Literature (specifically 19th and 20th century).

Research Interests

Creative writing with a poetry and fiction emphasis, scholarly focus on contemporary American and British poetry; popular culture; pedagogical focus on public writing and non-traditional methods of writing in the college classroom.

Awards

Utah Original Writing Competition, 2016

Utah Division of Arts and Museums

Utah Original Writing Competition Poetry Manuscript Competition , 2016

Utah Division of Arts and Museums

Elixir Press 2016 Antivenom Poetry Award, 2016

Elixir Press

2015-2016 USU Eastern Faculty Member of the Year, 2015

Utah State University Eastern

Codhill Press Poetry Award , 2014

Codhill Press

Moon City Review Poetry Award, 2014

Moon City Review

Subito Press Fiction Prize, 2014

University of Colorado Boulder

Moon City Review Short Fiction Award, 2014

Moon City Press

Burnside Review Book Award, 2014

Burnside Review

Shared Governance Award, 2014

Faculty Senate

Utah Original Writing Competition, 2013

Utah Division of Arts and Museums

2013 Akron Poetry Prize , 2013

University of Akron Press

Slope Editions Prize, 2013

Slope Editions

Lena-Miles Wever Todd Poetry Prize, 2013

Pleiades Press

May Sarton New Hampshire Prize, 2013

Bauhan Publishing

Phillip Levine Prize, 2013

Fresno State University Press

42 Miles Press Prize , 2012

42 Miles Press

Colorado Prize for Poetry, 2012

Colorado State University Press


Teaching

ENGL 2010 - Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode, Spring 2020
ENGL 1010 - Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose, Spring 2020
ENGL 2120 - Literary Magazine, Spring 2020
ENGL 3430 - Poetry Writing, Spring 2020
ENGL 4540 - Teaching Creative Writing, Spring 2020
ENGL 3420 - Fiction Writing, Fall 2019
ENGL 2010 - Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode, Fall 2019
ENGL 1010 - Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose, Fall 2019
ENGL 1010 - Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose, Fall 2019
ENGL 2200 - Understanding Literature, Summer 2019
ENGL 2010 - Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode, Spring 2019
ENGL 1010 - Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose, Spring 2019
ENGL 2120 - Literary Magazine, Spring 2019
ENGL 3430 - Poetry Writing, Spring 2019
ENGL 4540 - Teaching Creative Writing, Spring 2019
ENGL 3420 - Fiction Writing, Fall 2018
ENGL 2010 - Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode, Fall 2018
ENGL 1010 - Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose, Fall 2018
ENGL 1010 - Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose, Fall 2018
ENGL 2200 - Understanding Literature, Summer 2018
ENGL 5920 - Directed Study, Spring 2018
ENGL 1010 - English 1010 , Spring 2018
ENGL 2010 - English 2010: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode, Spring 2018
ENGL 2010 - English 2010: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode, Spring 2018
ENGL 3430 - ENGLISH 3430 Poetry Writing, Spring 2018
ENGL 2010 - Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode, Spring 2018
ENGL 2010 - Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode, Spring 2018
ENGL 1010 - Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose, Spring 2018
ENGL 2120 - Literary Magazine, Spring 2018
ENGL 2120 - Literary Magazine, Spring 2018
ENGL 3430 - Poetry Writing, Spring 2018
ENGL 3420 - Fiction Writing, Fall 2017
ENGL 2010 - Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode, Fall 2017
ENGL 1010 - Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose, Fall 2017
ENGL 1010 - Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose, Fall 2017
ENGL 2010 - Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode, Spring 2017
ENGL 2010 - Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode, Spring 2017
ENGL 1010 - Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose, Spring 2017
ENGL 2120 - Literary Magazine, Spring 2017
ENGL 3430 - Poetry Writing, Spring 2017
ENGL 3420 - Fiction Writing, Fall 2016
ENGL 2010 - Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode, Fall 2016
ENGL 1010 - Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose, Fall 2016
ENGL 1010 - Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose, Fall 2016
ENGL 2010 - Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode, Spring 2016
ENGL 2010 - Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode, Spring 2016
ENGL 1010 - Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose, Spring 2016
ENGL 2120 - Literary Magazine, Spring 2016
ENGL 3430 - Poetry Writing, Spring 2016
ENGL 3420 - Fiction Writing, Fall 2015
ENGL 2010 - Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode, Fall 2015
ENGL 1010 - Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose, Fall 2015
ENGL 1010 - Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose, Fall 2015
ENGL 2010 - Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode, Spring 2015
ENGL 2010 - Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode, Spring 2015
ENGL 1010 - Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose, Spring 2015
ENGL 2120 - Literary Magazine, Spring 2015
ENGL 3430 - Poetry Writing, Spring 2015
ENGL 3420 - Fiction Writing, Fall 2014
ENGL 2010 - Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode, Fall 2014
ENGL 1010 - Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose, Fall 2014
ENGL 1010 - Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose, Fall 2014
ENGL 2010 - Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode, Spring 2014
ENGL 2010 - Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode, Spring 2014
ENGL 1010 - Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose, Spring 2014
ENGL 2120 - Literary Magazine, Spring 2014
ENGL 3430 - Poetry Writing, Spring 2014
ENGL 3420 - Fiction Writing, Fall 2013
ENGL 2010 - Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode, Fall 2013
ENGL 1010 - Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose, Fall 2013
ENGL 1010 - Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose, Fall 2013
ENGL 3420 - Fiction Writing, Spring 2013
ENGL 2010 - Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode, Spring 2013
ENGL 1010 - Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose, Spring 2013
ENGL 2120 - Literary Magazine, Spring 2013
ENGL 2988 - Special Problems, Spring 2013
ENGL 2250 - Creative Writing, Fall 2012
ENGL 2010 - Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode, Fall 2012
ENGL 1010 - Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose, Fall 2012
ENGL 1010 - Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose, Fall 2012
ENGL 2010 - Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode, Spring 2012
ENGL 2010 - Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode, Spring 2012
ENGL 2040 - Introduction to Western American Literature, Spring 2012
ENGL 1010 - Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose, Spring 2012
ENGL 2120 - Literary Magazine, Spring 2012
ENGL 2250 - Creative Writing, Fall 2011
ENGL 2010 - Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode, Fall 2011
ENGL 1010 - Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose, Fall 2011
ENGL 1010 - Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose, Fall 2011

Creative Works | Writing

  • "A Few Years Ago in the City" and "So This is What a River Looks Like", Poetry - Print Journal,
  • "My Best Friend's Wife", Poetry - Print Journal,
  • "Song About My Landlady" and "Simplifications About Darkening", Poetry - Online Journal,
  • "The Gap", Poetry - Print Journal,
  • "The Girl Who Skipper Through a Thorn Bush" , Poetry - Print Journal,
  • "This Garden of Mine" and "Hotel Swimming Pool", Poetry - Print Journal,
  • Softblow, Poetry - Online Journal, "Timber Antennae," "Tiptoe Recreation" "Playing Pinochle With the Apostles: A Beginner's Guide," and "The Delayed Algorithm"
  • "Overheard--French Couple Discussing an Ice Sculpture", Poetry - Print Journal,
  • Parakeet, Poetry - Book,
  • "Potato Chips", Poetry - Print Journal,
  • "Self-Portrait", Poetry - Print Journal,
  • "Butterflies" , Poetry - Online Journal,
  • "Haircut", Poetry - Print Journal, - 2018
  • French Couple Discussing an Ice Sculpture, Poetry - Online Journal, - 2018

Creative Works | Other

  • "A Few Years Ago in the City" and "So This is What a River Looks Like", Poetry - Print Journal,
  • "My Best Friend's Wife", Poetry - Print Journal,
  • "Song About My Landlady" and "Simplifications About Darkening", Poetry - Online Journal,
  • "The Gap", Poetry - Print Journal,
  • "The Girl Who Skipper Through a Thorn Bush" , Poetry - Print Journal,
  • "This Garden of Mine" and "Hotel Swimming Pool", Poetry - Print Journal,
  • Softblow, Poetry - Online Journal, "Timber Antennae," "Tiptoe Recreation" "Playing Pinochle With the Apostles: A Beginner's Guide," and "The Delayed Algorithm"
  • "Overheard--French Couple Discussing an Ice Sculpture", Poetry - Print Journal,
  • Parakeet, Poetry - Book,
  • "Potato Chips", Poetry - Print Journal,
  • "Self-Portrait", Poetry - Print Journal,
  • "Butterflies" , Poetry - Online Journal,
  • "Haircut", Poetry - Print Journal, - 2018
  • French Couple Discussing an Ice Sculpture, Poetry - Online Journal, - 2018