Day #25: The Year of the Hog: “My Boss” – Niall M Oliver

“My Boss” – Niall M Oliver

Over the last few weeks we have been celebrating all of the Poets and their Collections that we have published in 2020.

Today’s Collection is a hilarious debut from Niall M Oliver that will have you laughing and also recognising the horror of Bosses from Christmas – and the rest of the year – past.

Most of us has had a boss at some time in our lives…is yours anything like this one?

This collection of 13 poems by Niall M Oliver offers a humorous and relatable exploration into the dynamics of the relationship between manager and subordinate.

We shouldn’t forget that poetry also has a duty to make us laugh and My Boss will make you do just that.

“Most poets avoid writing about the workplace, particularly writing about their boss. Oliver is not one of them. This collection places him well beyond most poets!”

  • Owen Gallagher

“The ‘ boss’ addressed in the poems of Niall M Oliver’s darkly funny, and fiercely original pamphlet is a slithering, skin shedding, sneaky creature who ‘comes again/slinking towards my desk/like a polyester snake’. We have all known him, or her, and the beauty of these perfectly crafted poems is their relatability and equally the way they surprise and delight with their inventive metaphors, vibrant similes and deliciously subversive turns of phrase. Put down that photocopying and pick up the poems – you are in for a treat.”

  • Anna Saunders.

About Niall M Oliver

Niall M Oliver is an Irish writer who has recently returned home with his wife and sons after a decade living in London. He writes when he can, mostly about his family life from childhood to present day, but admits that creative space is hard to find at this point in time, balancing a busy and blessed family life with a demanding professional career. His poems contain a mix of heart-felt sentiment and humour, and have previously featured both in print and online in various journals, such as The Honest Ulsterman, Boyne Berries, 192 Magazine, Fly On The Wall Press, Ink Sweat & Tears, Black Bough Poetry and others.


Product details

  • Paperback : 22 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1913499391
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1913499396
  • Product Dimensions : 14.81 x 0.13 x 21.01 cm
  • Official Release Date: 17th November 2020
  • Order Signed Copies direct from Niall M Oliver   HERE

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