Jeni Olin/Truck Darling & John Olson


A native of Houston, TX and a resident of New York City, Truck Darling (formerly Jeni Olin) received her BA & MFA degrees from Naropa University in Writing & Poetics. She has published 3 full length books: Blue Collar, a collaboration with the artist Larry Rivers (Hanging Loose, 2005,) Ich HabeĀ  Angst um Meinen Hedgefonds, a German translation of her poems (luxbooks.americana, 2008) and most recently Hold Tight: The Truck Darling Poems (Hanging Loose Press, 2010.)

John Olson is the author of seven collections of poetry and prose poetry, including Oxbow Kazoo, Free Stream Velocity, Echo Regime, Swarm Of Edges, Logo Lagoon, Eggs & Mirrors, and, most recently, Backscatter: New And Selected Poems, from Black Widow Press. He has also authored two novels, The Nothing That Is, from Ravenna Press, and Souls Of Wind (Quale Press). Larynx Galaxy, a new collection of prose poetry, essays, and fiction is forthcoming this fall from Black Widow Press. He is the recipient of three Fund For Poetry Awards and, in 2004, received the genius award for literature from Seattle’s weekly The Stranger. He is currently at work on a novel about French painter Georges Braque.