Douglas Oliver

Douglas Oliver was born in 1937, of Scottish parents, and grew up in Bournemouth. He worked for many years as a journalist, notably in Cambridge, Paris, and Coventry, before attending the University of Essex in the 70s. He subsequently lived in Brightlingsea, Paris, New York, and again Paris, usually working as a lecturer. He was the author of numerous books of poetry and prose, including In the Cave of Suicession, The Diagram Poems, The Harmless Building, The Infant and the Pearl, Poetry and Narrative in Performance, Penniless Politics, Three Variations on the Theme of Harm, and A Salvo for Africa. He died in Paris in 2000.