Stephen Oliver—Australasian poet of fifteen poetry collections, seven chapbooks, and one memoir. Travelled extensively. 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 in Australia/New Zealand as production voice, narrator, newsreader, radio producer, columnist, copy and feature writer, etc. Lived in Australia for 20 years. Currently living in NZ. He has published widely in international literary journals. Long-time contributor of creative non-fiction and poems to Antipodes: A Global Journal of Australian/New Zealand Literature. Poems translated into German, Spanish, Chinese, and Russian. Represented most recently in the following: Writing To The Wire Anthology, edited by Dan Disney and Kit Kelen, University of Western Australia Publishing 2016; The Australian Prose Poem Anthology, edited by Cassandra Atherton and Paul Hetherington, Melbourne University Press 2020; Poetry New Zealand Yearbook, edited by Tracy Slaughter, Massey University Press 2021.

His most recent collections are Cranial Bunker (Greywacke Press, 2023), Unposted, Autumn Leaves: A Memoir in Essays (Greywacke Press, 2021), The Song of Globule/ 80 Sonnets (Greywacke Press, 2020), Luxembourg: Poems by Stephen Oliver (Greywacke Press, 2018), Gone: Satirical Poems New & Selected (Greywacke Press, 2016). Watch video poem LUXEMBOURG/Still Breathing – written and performed by Stephen Oliver, and read a review of Oliver's Unposted, Autumn Leaves/A Memoir In Essays.

Listen to The Great Transtasman Link: Ten Australian & NZ poets, written & narrated by Stephen Oliver here.


Stephen Oliver Red Room Radio interview: Tuesday 13, 11.30am, November 2001