Jason Olsen lives and works in Utah with his wife and two children. He writes poetry and fiction and his first book; Parakeet: A Poem of Opportunity, was released by BatCat Press on June 1st, 2017. It is a beautiful, handmade book with a limited printing. Copies are available for purchase now on BatCat's website, here. Jason has a PhD in Poetry from Western Michigan University and teaches English at Utah State University - Eastern.
Jason describes Parakeet: A Poem of Opportunity, as a "choose your own adventure poem." He was inspired to write it by his childhood love for the Choose Your Own Adventure book series. Like the books, at the bottom of each page the reader is given the opportunity to decide where they want the poem to venture next. Each person, or indeed each time an individual reads through this book they have the opportunity to create an entirely new poem. This collection was chosen for publication by BatCat Press. Jason is currently scheduling readings around the country to read, Parakeet and his other work.