Maurice Oliver

After almost a decade of working as a freelance photographer in Europe, Maurice Oliver returned to America in 1990 to work for the Los Angeles Times. Then, in 1995, he made a life-long dream reality by traveling around the world for eight months. But instead of taking pictures, he  recorded the experience in a journal, which eventually became dozens of  poems. And so began his desire to be a poet. His poetry has appeared in The Potomac Journal, Circle Magazine, The MAG, Tryst3 Journal, Eye-Shot, Pebble Lake Review, Wicked Alice, The Surface, Word Riot, Taj Mahal Review (India), Dandelion Magazine (Canada), Stride Magazine (UK), Retort Magazine (Australia), & online at,,,, (UK), (India), (Germany) and elsewhere. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon, where he is a private tutor. You can visit his poetry blog at:


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