Oliver Findlay Price
Oliver Findlay Price was born in 1935, attended St. John’s College, Johannesburg and has a BA in Philosophy from the University of Cape Town. He has, travelled extensively in Europe and Africa and worked as an ordinary seaman on British merchantmen for several years, whereafter he endured office jobs for thirty years. He has two grown-up children and is now a widower. His stories have appeared in various journals, and his poems in Carapace, Stanzas and New Contrast: South African Literary Journal. Catalien is his debut poetry collection.
“And when I ask: why am I here?,
Is this an end, a closed road ahead?
You sit me on a dolphin
and I glide into the water-melon moonrise.”
Oliver Findlay Price – ‘Brown Queen’