About Anne Britting Oleson
I read. I write. I listen and I usually sing along. I teach. I travel. I ride my bike. I hike. I climb mountains. I play trumpet reasonably well, piano less well, and ukulele the worst of all. I keep scorebooks at baseball games, softball games, basketball games, whatever. I dig weeds out of my garden. I fix my house. I cook. My kids find me amusing and annoying by turn, but they always know where to find me. I laugh a lot, because a lot of things are funny.
I went to Bowdoin College in the 80’s and really felt out-of-step there. I went to the Stonecoast MFA program in 2002, and decided people should go to college in their 30’s because it’s more fun when you already know some things.
I’ve published poems, short stories, book reviews, essays and photographs, as well as two poetry chapbooks, The Church of Saint Materiana and The Beauty of It (which is all about the things I’m in love with–which is damned near everything). I’m a member of Simply Not Done, a women’s reading, writing and teaching collaborative. With them and by myself, I’ve done a bunch of public readings in New England and in New York City.
I’m usually restless.