Oliver Smith


Oliver Smith is a writer from Cheltenham, UK. He is inspired by the Tzara, Ballard, and Ernst; by frenzied rocks towering above the silent swamp, by the strange poetry of machines; by unlikely collisions between place and myth and memory.

His poetry has been published in ‘Abyss & Apex’, ‘Alchemy Spoon’, ‘Ink, Sweat, and Tears’, ‘Strange Horizons’ and ‘Sylvia Magazine’ and has twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

His prose has been included in anthologies from, among others, Flame Tree Publishing, Ex- Occidente Press, and Broken Eye Books. He has published two collections of short fiction: Basilisk Soup & Other Fantasies and Stars Beneath the Ships. In 2020 he was awarded a PhD in Literary and Critical Studies by the University of Gloucestershire for his thesis ‘Empty your Eyes and Bite the Star: Fragments, Entropy, Confabulation, and Structure in Cut-up Methods’. For more information see his website, here

Oliver has contributed to the anthology, A Flight of Dragons with his poem, Dragon Ground.


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