Author: David O'Connell

David O'Connell's chapbook,A Better Way to Fall, was awarded the Philbrick Poetry Award from the Providence Athenaeum. His poetry has appeared in New Ohio Review, The Cincinnati Review, Poet Lore, Copper Nickel, and North American Review, among other journals. He has received fellowships in poetry from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and earned his MFA at Ohio State University. More of his work is available at

Our Best Defense
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Our Best Defense

Cervena Barva Press

IN OUR BEST DEFENSE, David O’Connell brings tenderness and a wry attention to his exploration of fatherhood and childhood, movies and schoolrooms, ancient Rome and rainforests. While the perils of our times—including climate change, school violence,...

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