Jim Olwell

Jim Olwell was a community organizer for forty years in NYC, Chicago, the Middle East and for the last thirty years in Montréal where in 2013 he won the Cote des Neiges/Notre-Dame-de-Grace Borough Citizen of the Year award. He has co-founded the 2 Susan Poetry Circle and Speakup: The Montreal Inter-Active Poetry Exchange. His handbound, illustrated book of poems, Crossings was published by Iron Rabbit Bindery (Montréal and Toronto) in 2016.

Stories By Jim Olwell

50 Years Ago Our Best Friend Was Sent to Vietnam. The Luck of the Draw Still Haunts Us.

The three of us grew up on the same street in The Bronx. Then I found a way out of the war, Frank narrowly escaped, and Stevie was lost to history.