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Author: Michael O'Brien

Michael O'Brien (1939-2016) was born and raised in Granville, New York, and lived thereafter in New York City; studied at Fordham, the University of Paris, and Columbia; worked as a librarian; was one of the Eventorium poets, where his first book was published in 1967; taught at Brooklyn and Hunter Colleges; worked for many years editing technical publications; published eleven books of poetry, including SLEEPING AND WAKING, AVENUE, and TO THE RIVER.

Avenue
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Avenue

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Poetry. "Moving with penetrating attention through avenues of cityscape and dreamscape, Michael O'Brien's poem is a cartography of experience, inner and outer—splendors and vanishing points, snapshots, aphorisms, brief lives, the discarded ideograms...

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Sleeping and Waking
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Sleeping and Waking

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Poetry. SLEEPING AND WAKING moves between states of consciousness and the phenomenal world, finding reciprocities among sleep, dreams, weather, and urban signs. O'Brien's curiosity gets drawn to the edges of everyday life, rendering each local event...

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To the River
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To the River

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Poetry. The final book by a master of compression."Very few significant American poets called as little attention to themselves in their lifetimes as Michael O'Brien, who died last November at the age of 77. Much as with Lorine Niedecker—whose 'sile...

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