The June Poetry Book Group will be meeting via Zoom
Monday, June 21st • 6:30 PM ET / 11:30 PM IST via Zoom
Session open to all, no registration required.
Conor O’Callaghan’s Live Streaming is a volume of many styles and themes, whether it is the life of a caravan park, an ode to marriage, or a schoolboy empathizing with Petrarch’s love for Laura and idolizing a heavyweight boxer. O’Callaghan’s typical flair for the contemporary, for the live stream of the virtual, is also abundantly apparent. The centerpiece is the long multi-genre “His Last Legs,” which dramatizes the troubled inheritance from his father and finely balances other more condensed and lyrical poems. This volume is an unflinching display of an impressively skillful poet.
“An extraordinarily mature and exact voice which promises really great things.”
– Adam Thorpe, The Observer
“Conor O’Callaghan exhibits an almost Shakespearean tendency to render reality not only by means of literary devices but in terms of those very tropes and conceits.”
– Billy Ramsell, The Stinging Fly
“The Irish poet Conor O’Callaghan ought to have more of a reputation here: few American poets his age . . . bring to the cozy matter of domesticity so much vigor and readiness.”
– Dan Chiasson
About the Author
Conor O'Callaghan is originally from Dundalk, and now divides his time between Dublin and the North of England. His critically acclaimed first novel Nothing on Earth was published by Doubleday Ireland in 2016
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