México, D.F. ALDVS/Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, 2010. 1st ed. Paperback. 149p., wrps. Near Fine in Wraps. Item #42583
As a poet and essayist, Oliva has contributed original work to such literary supplements as Novedades, El Dia and Ovaciones. A man of solitude in his poetry, Oliva faces the shadow of death and examins his own poetic voice in light of the ultimate journey. Oliva believes that it is incumbent upon the poet to deal with social realities, a position he asserts in the prologue to his portion of Ocupacion de la palabra. He affirms his intension is to "make the poem break free from the limitations of its paper confines."