For Stephen Oliver, New Zealand Poet single work   poetry   "All that wonderful verbiage"
Issue Details: First known date: 1988 1988
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  • Stephen Oliver writes of this poem that it was: 'carefully typed out on two A4 sheets of paper and placed in my letter box, was addressed to me by Vicki Viikidas as some sort of peace offering - or so she subsequently told me'. Oliver explains the background to the need for a peace offering in his piece of creative nonfiction 'One Day in the Life of Vicki Viidikas' (2008).

    Oliver's copy of the poem is 'signed in Vicki's hand and dated 9.4.88'. He believes it to be the original text.

    Source: Stephen Oliver, 'One Day in the Life of Vicki Viidikas', Antipodes 22.1 (June 2008):53.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 1988
  • Appears in:
    y Thylazine no. 5 2002 Z952897 2002 periodical issue 2002
    Note: Accompanied by scanned image of typescript sent to Stephen Oliver and also including photographs.
  • Appears in:
    y Antipodes vol. 22 no. 1 June 2008 Z1521663 2008 periodical issue 2008 pg. 54-55
Last amended 14 Aug 2008
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