Stephen Oliver

Stephen Oliver

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 has 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.

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.

Listen to The Grey Glas Song from the CD King Hit (produced by IP Digital).

For a review of King Hit see Graham Reid's Elsewhere site of music, travel and arts. Harmonic is available through Small Press Distribution. More information about Stephen Oliver is available on the Directory of Poets & Writers.

List of Publications


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


Earthbound Mirrors: a selection, Stephen Oliver, (Ode Records, Auckland, New Zealand, 1984)
KING HIT: Stephen Oliver reads a selection of his poetry to original music composed by Matt Ottley. (IP Digital, an imprint of Interactive Publications, Brisbane, Australia, 2007)


The Find (2003): movie based upon a poem by Stephen Oliver. Dir. Donavan Gabrielsen