Grew up in Brooklyn-west, Wellington, New Zealand.
Author of six major collections of poetry, including: Night
of Warehouses: Poems 1978-2000, HeadworX Publishers,
2001. One year Magazine Journalism course, Wellington Polytechnic.
Radio NZ Broadcasting School. Casual Radio Actor. 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. Free lanced as production voice,
newsreader, announcer, voice actor, journalist, radio producer,
copy and features writer. Poems widely represented in New Zealand,
Australia, Ireland, USA, UK, South Africa, Canada, etc. Recently
published, Deadly Pollen, a poetry chapbook, Word Riot
Press, 2003, and, Ballads, Satire & Salt A Book
of Diversions, Greywacke Press, Sydney, 2003. Forthcoming:
A poetry chapbook, titled: The Throat's Arroyo, Impressed
Publishing, Brisbane, Australia, 2004. He has recently completed:
a CD of poems titled: KING HIT Selected Readings
written and read by Stephen Oliver to original music composed
by Matt Ottley designed for international release. Stephen is
a transtasman poet and writer who lives in Sydney. NB:
Deadly Pollen is now available as a free e-book through
Madam I'm Adam
And he who lived singly in a palindrome on bio-time
O Say Can You Hear?
The dripping Gorgons head
from a thousand gun barrels -
at last! the two worlds unite in the death struggle,
America has become its own horror cartoon,
Bugs Bunny holds forth in the senate on
Donald Duck meantime jerks off in disgust
aint worth a hill of beans
in archaic colloquialisms of a nation near claim
The last capitalist gasp v the last medieval
motto: destroy what you cannot save: will sound
So we come to inherit Our Common Loss.
The Space Shuttle Columbia makes
bright finger nails tearing at the sky (like)
morning Lucifer, that star that beckons all
scratching down Gods blackboard
So we make our omens to live and die by.
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