“Oliver Bendorf… explores the potential of graphic poetry –not illustrated poems or art with text, but a poem in which both image and text are integral.” —Alaska Quarterly Review
“What’s better than poetry? A poetry comic. Yes indeed, a poetry comic.” —Ploughshares
Oliver’s illustrated review of The Prayer Journals by Flannery O’Connor was published on The Rumpus. At Wisconsin, Oliver worked closely with cartoonist/writer Lynda Barry. His poetry comics have been featured by the Adirondack Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Hobart, The Rumpus, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Thrush Poetry Journal. He was invited to participate in The Rumpus’ Poetry Comics Roundtable in 2016, and he has been invited to present and teach on poetry comics and writing/drawing at institutions including University of Wisconsin-Madison, Mount Holyoke College, Sarah Lawrence College, and the Queens Center for Gay Seniors.