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 imaginary films, snapshots of lake and street corner and darkened construction site, the inventions of sleeplessness, transcriptions of chime tones and birdsong, and the memory of faces.
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. Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA