After almost a decade of working as a freelance photographer in Europe, Maurice Oliver returned to America in 1990. 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 poems.
And so began his desire to be a poet. His poetry has appeared in numerous national and international publications and literary websites including Potomac Journal, Pebble Lake Review, Taj Mahal Review (India), Dandelion Magazine (Canada), Stride Magazine (UK), and online at thievesjargon.com, interpoetry.com (UK), kritya.com (India), and blueprintreview.de (Germany). His third chapbook, But Mostly, Simple Precautions, was published by LilyLit Press in Nov. 2006. He is the proud editor of a new e-zine called Concelebratory Shoehorn Review (www.concelebratory.blogspot.com).
He lives in Portland, Oregon, where he dreams of icebergs while working as a private tutor.