Charles Olsen


Charles Olsen is a poet and artist from New Zealand currently based in Spain. He has published two poetry collections, Sr Citizen (2011) and Antípodas (2016). In 2018 he received the III Antonio Machado Poetry Residency of Segovia and Soria. His paintings have been exhibited in Madrid, Barcelona, Oporto, Paris, Wellington, and the Saatchi Gallery, London. In 2020/21, together with the Colombian writer Lilián Pallares, he was a resident artist at CRA Matadero Madrid. He has contributed essays to The Poetics of Poetry Film (Intellect Books, 2021). Find him on

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