Douglas Oliver
Douglas Dunlop Oliver was a poet, novelist, editor, and educator. The author of more than a dozen works, Oliver came into poetry not as an academic but through a career in journalism, notably in Cambridge, Paris, and Coventry, before attending the University of Essex in the 1970s.

Selected Poems

136 p.

"What was the shock like reading T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land when it was published in 1922? I think I know. I've just read Douglas Oliver's epoch-making long poem, Penniless Politics. I never thought I would ever read anything like it in the 1990s. Penniless Politics sets the agenda for the next 20 years." - Howard Brenton, The Guardian

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e. 1987

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