Distinguished poet Lisa Olstein joins Creative Writing faculty
Posted: April 1, 2013
The Department of English at the Unversity of Texas at Austin welcomes distinguished poet Lisa Olstein to the Creative Writing faculty. She will begin teaching for the New Writer's Project in the Fall semester, 2013.
Olstein grew up near Boston, Massachusetts. She received a BA from Barnard College and an MFA in creative writing from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her first book of poems, Radio Crackling, Radio Gone (2006), won the Copper Canyon Press Hayden Carruth Award. Olstein is also the author of the poetry collection Lost Alphabet (2009), named one of the best poetry books of the year by Library Journal, and Little Stranger, forthcoming in May from Copper Canyon. Her poems have appeared in the The Nation, Iowa Review, Denver Quarterly, LIT, and other journals. She has been awarded a Pushcart Prize and Poetry Fellowships from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Sustainable Arts Foundation.
You can find a glowing review of the forthcoming Little Stranger at The Huffington Post.
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