Oliver Dixon’s debut poetry collection maps the city of London and its inhabitants: from starlings and plane trees to a Stockhausen-listening street cleaner. But Human Form is as much a reflection on an interior world on the cusp of change. The book is a search for form, combining elegant lyrics with dense blocks of prose poetry and fractured texts.
Dixon is a poet open to invention and re-invention: reflective yet lively, philosophical yet grounded – a brilliant observer of people, place and moments of uncertainty coalescing into meaning.
Oliver Dixon was born in Sussex and, aside from travels across Europe and Asia, has lived most of his adult life in London. He is a specialist teacher for students with learning disabilities. His poems and reviews have appeared in PN Review, The London Magazine, The Wolf, The Frogmore Papers and New Welsh Review. He lives in West London.