Stephen Oliver


Author's Bio

Stephen Oliver is the author of fifteen titles of poetry. His work has appeared in innumerable international literary publications. A number of his creative non fiction works feature in Antipodes, A North American Journal of Australian literature.

Stephen 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, Israel.  Freelanced as production voice, narrator, newsreader, announcer, voice actor, vocal coach, journalist, radio producer, copy and feature writer. Lived in Australia for the last two decades. Currently resides in NZ undertaking research for a writing project.

His two new titles are, Harmonic, a collection of poetry (2008), and KING HIT CD, written & read by Stephen Oliver to original music by Matt Ottley (2007). Both titles published by Interactive Publications, Brisbane, dist. in Australia and New Zealand.

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), Either Side The Horizon (2005). Harmonic (2008).

Publications & Prizes

Harmonic (, 2008)
Either Side The Horizon (Titus Books, 2005)
Ballads, Satire & Salt, A Book of Diversions (Greywacke Press, 2003)
Deadly Pollen (Word Riot Press, 2003)
Night of Warehouses: Poems 1978-2000 (HeadworX Publishers, 2001)
Election Year Blues (Pork Barrel Press, 1999)
Unmanned (HeadworX Publishers, 1999)
Islands of Wilderness: A Romance (Penguin, 1996)
Guardians, Not Angels (Hazard Press, 1993)
Earthbound Mirrors (Horizontal Press, 1984)
Letter to James K. Baxter (Horizontal Press, 1980)
& Interviews (Horizontal Press, 1978)
Autumn Songs (Horizontal Press, 1978)
Henwise (Hawk Press, 1975)
Parable of the Sea Sponge (, 2007)

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Last update: Sep 18, 2017