M.J. Oliver’s background is in the visual arts but for ten years she has concentrated on writing.
During this time she has been working on a memoir which is being published by Seren Books, UK, in September 2019: ‘Jim Neat, The Case of a Young Man Down on His Luck’ – a long narrative poem about a Hobo in Canada during the Great Depression.
Her poems have appeared in many periodicals and anthologies in UK and US. Competitions won include those judged by Paul Muldoon and Ruth Padel.
She edits Piccolina, a Poetry Newsletter promoting live-poetry events in Cornwall, UK and is currently running a reading group which enjoys tackling the poetry of Anne Carson.