Category: W. Scott Olsen

On the Speed of Nostalgia

By W. Scott Olsen Just off Peoria Avenue and 11th street in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on a clear midsummer morning when the temperature is already 83 degrees and the forecast passes 100, a sign for Meadow Gold milk and ice cream holds to scaffolding atop a large brick shelter, an historical

Before the Breaking Wave: The Duluth North Pier Lighthouse

By W. Scott Olsen  Monday, December 14, 2015 I had expected a sound. Something deep, low frequency, something earth-core and knee shaking. Something heavy. Something I would feel in my teeth. Something dangerous, threatening, pressing. There was a storm on Lake Superior. Gale warning. The waves had grown large and

New Book: Scott Olsen’s A Moment with Strangers

Congratulations to our friends at the North Dakota State University Press for the publication of W. Scott Olsen’s, A Moment with Strangers. Scott is a regular contributor to North Dakota Quarterly and last year published “Nine Variations on the Idea of Street Music” which you can read here. Go check

From the Utne Reader: Nine Variations on the Idea of Street Music

Congratulations to Scott Olsen whose “Nine Variations on the Idea of Street Music” appeared in this month’s Utne Reader. It originally appeared in North Dakota Quarterly 80.3. The articles looks at nine incidents of street music accompanied by a pair of vibrant black-and-white photographs. I won’t wreck the elegance of

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