Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Catalyst presents...

Stephen Oliver, reading from his forthcoming book: "Either Side The Horizon", due out September from Titus Books.

Copies of Ballads, Satire & Salt by Stephen Oliver will be available for sale at the venue.

Tuesday, June 14th, 8pm,Wunderbar, Lyttelton, $5 cover charge.

Stephen Oliver is the author of twelve titles of poetry, including: Night of Warehouses: Poems 1978-2000, HeadworX Publishers, 2001. 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. Freelanced 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. Three of his books, Unmanned, Night of Warehouses: Poems 1978-2000, Deadly Pollen are freely available as e-books from Project Gutenberg, Oxford Text Archive, and, Online Books Page / University of Pennsylvania. NB: three titles are lodged with the Poets’ House NY. Stephen is a trans Tasman poet and writer who lives in Sydney. Forthcoming: A new collection of poetry titled: Either Side The Horizon, Titus Books, New Zealand, 2005.

Books published

Henwise (1975), & Interviews (1978), Autumn Songs (1978), Letter To James. K. Baxter (1980), Earthbound Mirrors (1984), Guardians, Not Angels (1993), Islands of Wilderness - A Romance (1996), Election Year Blues (1999), Unmanned (1999). Night of Warehouses: Poems 1978-2000 (2001), Deadly Pollen (2003), Ballads, Satire & Salt - A Book of Diversions (2003), Either Side The Horizon (2005).

Friday, May 27, 2005

Next Catalyst Reading

The next Catalyst poetry evening is on: Tuesday June 7 at the Wunderbar - a Lyttelton institution - an evening of poetry, prose and experimental writing hosted by Catalyst.

Spoken word and literary hijinks, open mic & open minds in the back room at the Wunderbar in Lyttelton. Looking for directions to the Wunderbar? Go to

The third volume of Catalyst has just been published. Catalyst is a literary journal, originally conceived to create a forum for writers in Canterbury, NZ that has rapidly grown to encompass international writing by established and new writers. Catalyst 3 will be on sale at all good independent bookstores. If you can't buy a copy near you then consider subscribing, it's cheaper and you get your copy before the rest of the world. Two issues, costs only NZ$30 within New Zealand or NZ$40 international. Email


Please send: poetry, prose, fiction, excerpts from scripts (film, theatre etc.), experimental works, song lyrics etc. plus a brief contributors note and self-addressed envelope (to ensure that you get a reply) to: Doc Drumheller, Catalyst, PO Box 3083 Christchurch.

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