Poetry. EXPERIENCE IN GROUPS sings and thinks the forms of belonging that organize our lives, offering poems that move with honesty and formal intelligence between the individual and the collective. In a time of ascendant fascism and creative political resistance, O'Brien's work demands that an elegy, love poem, and a sonnet sequence become occasions where personal tragedies and joys find a pattern and a place within national and global struggle.
Geoffrey G. O'Brien is the author of EXPERIENCE IN GROUPS (Wave Books, 2018), PEOPLE ON SUNDAY (Wave Books, 2013), Metropole (2011), Green and Gray (2007), and The Guns and Flags Project (2002). He is the co-author (with John Ashbery and Timothy Donnelly) of Three Poets: Ashbery, Donnelly, O'Brien (Minus A Press, 2012). O'Brien teaches at UC Berkeley and also for the Prison University Project at San Quentin State Prison. Author City: OAKLAND, CA USA