Olga Pavlinova Olenich


Olga Pavlinova Olenich is a widely published Australian writer whose work appears in local and international publications. Her prose and poems have been broadcast on national radio and have featured in national newspapers. Her poetry is included in several anthologies including Best Australian Poems (Black Inc., 2015).



PoetryIn the light that steals across dead valleys like a shallow wave anything that lives has lost its solid presence the shape of life bleeds out into uncertain dust and leaves a shadow on the shadow’s stain. I have come to the west...

Three poems: A hard name, Chameleons, Damaged

PoetryA hard name There were reds under the beds when we were growing up and someone at school always ridiculed my name the name of the woman spy frozen in a cold war movie. It has been a hard name to carry a hard name to explain but...

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