The Song of Globule

Author(s): Stephen Oliver


THE SONG OF GLOBULE. These 80 sonnets pursue the oneiric preoccupations of a young female protagonist living in Sydney who, if not suffering from multiple personality disorder, is certainly a fantasist. Her sensibilities are continuously informed by a chorus of legendary heroines, both real and mythological. Globule, it must be remembered, is a shape-shifter who glides seamlessly between past, present and future. Oliver’s rendering of Ovid’s fifteen epistolary poems, Heroides, into the closing sonnets of this book, integral to the vertiginous journey of our heroine, is nothing less than a tour de force.


 ‘Stephen Oliver … is plainly a skilled and substantial poet with an admirable range in both genre and technique.’ —Geoff Page, The Australian

 … one of the deepest and most enigmatic voices in New Zealand poetry. To be profound and enigmatic is this poet’s talent.’ —Patricia Prime, Takahe

‘… a complete mastery of voice and tone, along with a gift for imagism rarely to be found.… the work of a master, writing at the peak of his capacities.’ —Nicholas Reid of Canberra, Ragazine


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General Fields

  • : 9780646812144
  • : Greywacke Press
  • : 0.176901
  • : February 2020
  • : .27 Inches X 5.98 Inches X 9.02 Inches
  • : books

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  • : Stephen Oliver
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 821.2
  • : 112