Fiction. SOULS OF WIND is a story of inner agitation, a quest for beatitude that plays out in the dynamics of the American West in 1880. French poet Arthur Rimbaud makes a detour to the United States whose emerging post-Civil War exhilarations and violence plunges him into a full immersion of frontier wildness, an odyssey of heart, heat and radical hunger with a paleontologist and his Nietzsche-infatuated daughter that brings him into contact with another restless and agitated soul: Billy the Kid.
John Olson is the author of eight books of poetry and prose poetry, including Larynx Galaxy; Backscatter: New and Selected Work; THE NIGHT I DROPPED SHAKESPEARE ON THE CAT; OXBOW KAZOO; FREE STREAM VELOCITY; ECHO REGIME; Eggs & Mirrors; Logo Lagoon; and Swarm of Edges. He has also published three other novels: SOULS OF WIND (Quale Press), which was shortlisted for a Believer Book of the Year Award in 2008; The The Nothing That Is; and THE SEEING MACHINE (Quale Press). Some of his articles and essays have appeared in The Stranger and Seattle Weekly.Author City: SEATTLE, WA USA