Poems accepted and awaiting publication

January, 2016:

  • Three poems accepted: Liberty Tales, (official anthology to celebrate 800 years of the Magna Carta.)

October 2015:

  • Three poems taken by The Sewanee Review, USA.

  • 'Bark World', accepted by The New Statesman.



The Wilding Eye - New and Selected Poems, The Worple Press, published April 2015

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Strange Horses, Flambard Press 2011

- Cited as one of The Telegraph’s best new collections, January 2012

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From a Benediction, Peterloo Poets 1998

- Nominated for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection

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Poems anthologised

Hands and Wings: Poems for Freedom from Torture, White Rat Press, November 2015

Dear World, A Poetry Anthology, Frosted Fire Press, 2015

The Winding Road: Poems for Families, Rudolf Steiner Press (USA, 2006)

The Poetry Cure, Bloodaxe (2005)

The Winding Road, Hawthorn Press (2004)

Decade: Prize Winning Poems of the Nineties, Forward Press (2001)

Island City, Broad Street Poetry (1999)

The River’s Voice, Green Book (1999)

Forward Anthology, Forward Press (1999)


News Articles:

"Local Author Olivia Byard" - The Oxford Times (8th December, 2012)

"Poetry Round-Up" - The Oxford Times (15th March, 2012)


Poems also Published in the following Journals and Magazines

  • The Rotary Dial, Toronto, Canada

  • The Observer

  • The Independent

  • New Statesman  (Please note that, between 14 and 17 November 2014, the version of After Copernicus appearing on the New Statesman website was missing the last line of the poem:  .... those homely old halos.  If you would like to see the poem in its correct form, the NS has now corrected the error.)

  • The Huffington Post

  • Art Quarterly

  • London Magazine

  • Critical Quarterly

  • PN Review

  • Poetry Review

  • Areté

  • Lines Review

  • Poetry Ireland Review

  • Honest Ulsterman

  • New Welsh Review

  • Poetry Wales

  • Quadrant (Australia)

  • Queen’s University Review (Canada)

  • Poetry Salzburg Review

  • The Rialto

  • The Interpreter's House

  • Acumen

  • Staple

  • Envoi

  • Oxford Magazine

  • Outposts Quarterly

  • Poetry Nottingham

  • Iota

  • The Warwick Review

  • Autumn Sky Daily, USA (13.7.15)