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 of history, the eerily suspended clarities retrieved by memory—ordered by the syntactic music of a rare intelligence."—Geoffrey 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.
Author City: New York City, NY USA