Stay by Tanya Olson


STAY is a broad American exploration of what it costs to remain in a place, an idea, an identity, as well as what it costs to leave these things. Grounded in American music, these poems dig into and flee from worlds and beliefs, marking what is gained and lost with every arrival and departure.

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Tanya Olson is the author the poetry collections STAY (YesYes Books, 2019) and BOYISHLY (YesYes Books, 2013), which received a 2014 American Book Award. Her poem “54 Prince” was chosen for inclusion in Best American Poems 2015. She was named a 2011 Lambda Fellow by the Lambda Literary Foundation and won a Discovery/Boston Review prize in 2010. Tanya Olson lives in Silver Spring, Maryland and is a Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Stay by Tanya Olson
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