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Stephen  Oliver

Stephen Oliver—Australasian poet/voice artist and author of 19 volumes of poetry. Lived in Australia for 20 years. Currently NZ. Signed on with the radio ship The Voice of Peace 1540 kHz broadcasting in the Mediterranean out of Jaffa, Israel in the late 70s. Free-lanced as production voice, narrator, newsreader, radio producer, columnist, copy and feature writer, etc. He has published widely in international literary journals and anthologies. Regular contributor of creative nonfiction and poems to Antipodes: A Global Journal of Australian/New Zealand Literature. Poems translated into German, Spanish, Chinese, and Russian. Represented in: Writing To The Wire Anthology, edited by Dan Disney and Kit Kelen, University of Western Australia Publishing 2016; Manifesto: An Anthology of 101 Political Poems, edited by Emma Neale and Philip Temple, OUP, 2017. Stephen Oliver’s latest poetry collection is titled: LUXEMBOURG, Greywacke Press, Canberra, July 2018.

GONE: Satirical Poems: New & Selected, Greywacke Press, Canberra, 2016 is only available from Amazon

(from) GONE: Satirical Poems: New & Selected/Ballad of Miss Goodbar: written & read by Stephen Oliver/video poem 

(from) LUXEMBOURG/Still Breathing: written & read by Stephen Oliver/video poem 

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