Berkeley English Faculty

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Geoffrey G. O'Brien

Professor

Wheeler Hall, room 436
T/TH 2:00-3:30pm
gobrien@berkeley.edu


Books
Experience in Groups
Experience in Groups

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 resis....(read more)

The Guns and Flags Project
The Guns and Flags Project

Obsessed with work and dream, shot through with weather and color, Geoffrey G. O'Brien's spirited debut pursues the possibility of the lyric itself--whether the voice raised "with melodies/and thinking" can be rescued from the ongoing disaster of pr....(read more)

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People on Sunday
People on Sunday

'Brien's [is] a poetry that asks for patient attention, and gives back all the void's abundance."—Rain Taxi "Whether in a poem composed using words and phrases from the Patriot Act, a sestina with dauntingly common repeating end words, or in flat-ou....(read more)

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Metropole
Metropole

Geoffrey G. O’Brien’s third collection opens with a set of lyric experiments whose music and mutable syntax explore the social relations concealed in material things. O’Brien’s poems measure the “vague cadence” of daily life, testing both the value ....(read more)

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Green and Gray
Green and Gray

Geoffrey G. O'Brien's second collection documents the "remorse of the senses" that attends each moment of experience, the pain and pleasure of not exiting a world in which injustice and distraction secure every sensual event. Attempting to reestabli....(read more)

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