Larry L. Ollivier grew up on a small farm in the Skykomish Valley northeast of Seattle. He attended the University of Washington and studied poetry with legendary teacher, Nelson Bentley, and the Creative Writing Program at the University of Houston where he studied with Edward Hirsch, Cynthia MacDonald, and Adam Zagajewski. He has taught college English, worked as a bookseller, lumber clerk and park ranger (among other ventures), and has trained for Ministry.
Ollivier's poems have appeared in many journals, including most recently Literature and Belief, Borderlands: The Texas Poetry Review, Windhover: A Journal of Christian Literature, Aethlon, Cold Mountain Review, Spillway, The Georgetown Review, The MacGuffin and others. He is the author of two published collections of poetry, Albert Einstein in Las Vegas (chapbook) and The Voice of All Things, Singing. Among other awards, Ollivier has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize in Poetry, received 2000 Artist Fellowship from the Nevada Arts Council, and won the Maryland Poetry Review Tenth Anniversary Chapbook Contest.