Monday, September 29, 2014

The Great Rogatus by Stephen Oliver

The Great Rogatus written and read (above link)  by Stephen Oliver is taken from:

8 / PROSE POEMS – handset in 12 pt Rockwell Light and printed individually on Conqueror laid card using an ARAB platen printing press. Each set is presented within a 7 inch, brown record cover board, and comes in a limited edition of 75 sets. Published and produced by Rob Lamb at Mirrorcity Letterpress, 9 Harbour Street, Victorian Precinct, Oamaru, NZ (2014).


Stephen Oliver is the author of 17 volumes of poetry. Travelled extensively. Signed on with the radio ship The Voice of Peace broadcasting in the Mediterranean out of Jaffa, Israel. Free-lanced in Australia/New Zealand as production voice, narrator, newsreader, radio producer, columnist, copy and feature writer, etc. Lived in Australia for the last two decades. Currently in NZ. His latest volume, Intercolonial, a book length poem, published by Puriri Press, Auckland, NZ (2013). The poem is as much about Australia as it is New Zealand. A transtasman narrative.

The closing image (below) is of the Mexican painter Tomás Mondragón's Alegoría de la Muerte (Allegory of Death) from 1856.

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