Geoffrey O'Brien

Geoffrey G O’Brien is the author most recently of People on Sunday (Wave Books, 2013); Metropole (2011), Green and Gray (2007) and The Guns and Flags Project (2002), all published by The University of California Press. He is the coauthor (with John Ashbery and Timothy Donnelly) of Three Poets (Minus A Press, 2012) and (in collaboration with the poet Jeff Clark) of 2A (Quemadura, 2006). O’Brien is an Associate Professor in the English Department at UC Berkeley and also teaches for the Prison University Project at San Quentin State Prison.

After England

My voice carries further, almost All the way to the face, I go But not forth, or I went suspended Itself, touching the all that isn’t. After England it could not be kept Together, hasn’t fallen apart, Moves like noon …

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