Harmonic brings together the strengths of Oliver's poetic; clarity of thought, compressed, highly original imagery, and rhythmic expression. Yet in many respects he is the philosopher-poet. In this book, Oliver displays a depth of thought, and a range of perception rarely found in contemporary Australasian poetry.
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