Oliver Driscoll

Oliver Driscoll is a poet, essayist and short story writer, and a co-organiser of the Slow Canoe Live Journal and Press. Oliver grew up in North Queensland, and now lives in Melbourne, where he’s a bookseller and sometimes sessional academic. I don’t know how that happened is his debut collection.

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I don’t know how that happened


In turns unsettling and funny, Oliver Driscoll’s debut collection is a testament to the mundane resonances of contemporary life and language.  Driscoll’s wry eye captures the subtle whimsy of the everyday, while exploring the capacity of its language to disturb the field of human meaning.