Poet, Writer, Activist
Karol Olesiak is a poet, writer, and activist. He is a graduate of Eugene Lang Liberal Arts College at The New School and an MFA graduate of The University of San Francisco. As a Navy sailor, he commissioned the USS Ronald Reagan, navigated the straits of Magellan, and served in the Persian Gulf. In 2011 Karol headlined The Bowery Poetry Club in New York. That same year he became a staunch supporter of The Occupy Wall Street Movement and became entrenched in the Occupy network of affinity groups. Karol founded www.soldiersforthecause.org and became an antiwar activist. He has written many political essays and has been translated into Spanish. Karol's poetry has been incorporated into cinematography and sound art.