Friday, November 16, 2007

Oliver, Stephen

Stephen Oliver (b. 1950)


Aotearoa NZ Poetry Sound Archive (2004):


1. The Woolshed
2. Flagon Days
3. from The Still Watchers
4. Legerdemain
5. Mururoa Truffles
6. Ballade of a Glossy
7. Heaven
8. Stalin's Cotton Socks
9. Letter to an Astronomer
10. Taffy the Turtle

Bio / Bibliography:

Grew in Brooklyn-west, Wellington, New Zealand. Author of six major collections of poetry, including: Night of Warehouses: Poems 1978-2000, HeadworX Publishers, 2001. One year Magazine Journalism course, Wellington Polytechnic. Radio NZ Broadcasting School Casual Radio Actor. Lived in Paris, Vienna, London, San Francisco, Greece and Israel. Signed on with the radio ship, ‘The Voice of Peace’ broadcasting in the Mediterranean out of Jaffa. Free lanced as production voice, newsreader, announcer, voice actor, journalist, radio producer, copy and features writer. Poems widely represented in New Zealand, Australia, Ireland, USA, UK, South Africa, Canada, etc. Recently published, Deadly Pollen, a poetry chapbook, Word Riot Press, 2003, and, Ballads, Satire & Salt – A Book of Diversions, Greywacke Press, Sydney, 2003. Forthcoming: A poetry chapbook, titled: The Throat's Arroyo, Impressed Publishing, Brisbane, Australia, 2004. He has recently completed: a CD of poems titled: KING HIT: Selected Readings – written and read by Stephen Oliver to original music composed by Matt Ottley designed for international release. Stephen is a transtasman poet and writer who lives in Sydney. NB: Deadly Pollen is now available as a free e-book through Project Gutenberg:


Books published:

Henwise (1975), & Interviews (1978), Autumn Songs (1978), Letter To James. K. Baxter (1980), Earthbound Mirrors (1984), Guardians, Not Angels (1993), Islands of Wilderness – A Romance (1996), Election Year Blues (1999), Unmanned (1999), Night of Warehouses: Poems 1978-2000 (2001), Deadly Pollen (2003), Ballads, Satire & Salt – A Book of Diversions (2003).

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