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Calvin Olsen

Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media


Calvin Olsen is a first year doctoral student in Communication, Rhetoric, & Digital Media. He is a graduate teaching assistant in the First Year Writing Program as well as a Graduate Research & Instruction Assistant at the NCSU Libraries Innovation Studio. His research interests include Visual Rhetoric, Victorian Literature, Poetics, and intersections between Medical and Digital Humanities.

Calvin is also an internationally-published poet and translator. His work has appeared in AGNIAsymptoteThe London Magazine, The National Poetry Review, International Poetry Review, and many others. A former Robert Pinsky Global Fellow and recent Pushcart Prize nominee, Calvin is currently the poetry editor for The Carolina Quarterly


M.A. in English & Comparative Literature  |  The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2018
M.F.A. in Creative Writing  |  Boston University, 2011
B.A. in English  |  Brigham Young University, 2010