The Phoenix Project

The Phoenix Project presents the verse of New Zealand poet and historian, W. H. Oliver. The project takes its name from his first published volume, Fire Without Phoenix, the first text to be captured as part of this project.

All four volumes, as well as additional new and old poems, are due to be published in a collected edition in May 2005 by Victoria University Press in celebration of the author’s 80th birthday. Emendations made to the existing volumes by the author in preparation for the collected edition have not been made to these texts, which appear as originally published. An electronic version of the collected edition, with the author’s emendations coded, may be made available in the future.