Writing and Linguistics
College of Arts and Humanities

Christina Olson

Assistant Professor
M.F.A, Creative Writing, Minnesota State University, 2007
B.S., Communication Studies, State University of New York at Fredonia, 2003

Selected Publications

Olson, Christina. “How the Chili Dog Transcended America’s Divisions.The Atlantic, March 2, 2017.
Olson, Christina. Terminal Human Velocity Stillhouse Press, 2017.
Olson, Christina. Weird SciencePaper Nautilus Press, 2016.
Olson, Christina. Rook & The M.E. Red Bird Chapbooks, 2015.
Olson, Christina. Before I Came Home Naked. Spire Press, 2010.

Courses Taught

WRIT3130 Creative Writing
WRIT4130 Creative Nonfiction Writing
WRIT4430 Poetry Writing
WRIT5430 Advanced Poetry Writing
WRIT5531 Advanced Creative Nonfiction Writing

Current Projects

I am at work on a nonfiction book, Coney, about the coney-style hot dog, which is found in the Midwest, as well as a third full-length collection of poetry, tentatively titled Animals Doing Things to Other Animals.

In summer 2017, I collaborated with paleontologists from across North America (including my GSU colleague Dr. Katy Smith in the College of Science and Mathematics) at the Western Science Center in Hemet, California. The resulting exhibition, Valley of the Mastodons, served as inspiration for a manuscript of poems, which won the 2019 Rattle Chapbook prize. The chapbook The Last Mastodon will be published in winter 2019.

Last updated: 4/30/2019

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