Jamie Olson teaches in the English Department at Saint Martin’s University, a small Benedictine institution in Lacey, Washington. He received his B.A. in English from the College of St. Scholastica and his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he specialized on modern poetry. He writes about poetry, translation, and Russian culture on his blog The Flaxen Wave, and his essays and translations from Russian have recently appeared in Asymptote, Berfrois, Crab Creek Review, the Star Tribune, and Translation Review. Jamie lives with his wife and daughter in Olympia.