Oak Fish Island was launched at Keats House on Wednesday 23rd May 2018
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Oliver Comins grew up in Kenilworth, Warwickshire. He studied at York before returning to the Midlands, then Oxfordshire and, finally, London, where he now lives.
Oak Fish Island is his long anticipated first collection. It follows several pamphlets as well as poems which have appeared individually in various magazines. A selection of twentieth century work is included plus many previously uncollected poems written more recently.
An early reviewer noted “Exact observation and a relishing feel for language – the rare yet inevitable-seeming match of eye and ear…” as distinctions of Oliver’s contribution to Anvil New Poets 2. We are pleased to be publishing this first full-length collection some 25 years later.