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)

FIELDS:
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)

FIELDS:

Recent English Courses Taught
spring, 2019

131/1

American Poetry

165/2

Special Topics: 21st-Century U. S. Poetry

fall, 2018

143B/2

Verse

spring, 2018

131/1

American Poetry

summer, 2018

166/1

Special Topics: Speculative Fictions, Possible Futures

fall, 2017

143B/3

Verse

180L/1

Lyric Verse

spring, 2017

143B/2

Verse

180L/1

Lyric Verse

summer, 2017

N166/3

Special Topics: American Poetry, 1650-2016