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Author: Geoffrey O'Brien

Geoffrey O'Brien, born in New York City, has published nine collections of poetry, among them FLOATING CITY (Talisman House, Publishers, 1996), A View of Buildings and Water (2002), Early Autumn (2010), IN A MIST (Shearsman Books, 2013), THE BLUE HILL (Marsh Hawk Press, 2018), and WHO GOES THERE (Dos Madres Press, 2020). He is also the author of prose works including Hardboiled America (1981), Dream Time: Chapters from the Sixties (1988), The Phantom Empire (1993), The Browser's Ecstasy (2000), Sonata for Jukebox (2004), The Fall of the House of Walworth (2010), and WHERE DID POETRY COME FROM (Marsh Hawk Press, 2020). His writings on film, music, theater, and poetry have appeared frequently in The New York Review of Books, Film Comment, BookForum, and other publications. He worked as editor at The Library of America for 25 years, retiring as editor in chief in 2017. He lives in Brooklyn.

The Blue Hill
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The Blue Hill

Marsh Hawk Press

Poetry. Winner of the 2017 Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize. "Sometimes time is the subject, sometimes materiality as these poems point us toward the strangeness at the heart of being. We are swept away, almost in spite of ourselves, by the hypnotic pr...

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FLOATING CITY: SELECTED POEMS 1978-1995
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FLOATING CITY: SELECTED POEMS 1978-1995

Talisman House, Publishers

Poetry. "The precision and ordered intelligence of Geoffrey O'Brien's essays are turned inside out in the dream landscapes of his poetry. The result is a kind of spectral tapestry where words and images are stripped to their own inherent valence and...

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In a Mist
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In a Mist

Shearsman Books

Poetry. IN A MIST is Geoffrey O'Brien's seventh collection of poems. It brings together scenes recovered from dream or experience, transmuted fragments of myth, passages retrieved from lost libraries and recollected conversations, the story lines of...

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Where Did Poetry Come From: Some Early Encounters
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Where Did Poetry Come From: Some Early Encounters

Marsh Hawk Press

Literary Nonfiction. Poetry. At once, an origin story of a poet's beginnings, "a human genome project of the lyric." A title in Marsh Hawk Press' Chapter One Series: On Becoming a Poet.

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Who Goes There
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Who Goes There

Dos Madres Press

Poetry. "A call for identification is issued, leaving open the question of who signals and to whom. Begun in a moment of uncertainty and disconnection in the public sphere, continued in a time of enforced isolation, the poems of WHO GOES THERE threa...

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