Australasian poet and author of 18 volumes of poetry. Lived in Australia for 20 years. Now NZ. His most recent book, Intercolonial, Puriri Press, Auckland, NZ (2013). A transtasman epic. He has published widely in international literary journals. Regular contributor of creative non-fiction and poems to Antipodes: A Global Journal of Australian and New Zealand Literature. Poems translated into German, Spanish, Chinese, and Russian. His poem cycle Deadly Pollen, Word Riot Press, USA (2003) translated in to Spanish (Polen Mortal) by the Chilean poet, Sergio Badilla Castillo and first published in Nagari (Vol 7 2015). Represented in: Writing To The Wire Anthology, edited by Dan Disney and Kit Kelen, University of Western Australia Publishing, 2016. Forthcoming: work in Manifesto: A Political Anthology, edited by Emma Neale and Philip Temple, Otago University Press, 2017. Stephen Oliver’s most recent collection is titled: GONE: Satirical Poems: New & Selected, Greywacke Press 2016.
Ballad of Miss Goodbar, taken from his new collection, GONE, presented as a video poem read by the author:
The Great Transtasman Link: Ten Australian & NZ poets. Written & narrated by Stephen Oliver. Dur: 30 minutes. First broadcast on ABC Radio Helicon, April 29, Sunday 7:30PM, 1990. Original music: Mike Askill. Broadcast Quality.
- Stephen Oliver Red Room Radio interview: Tuesday 13, 11.30am, November 2001