GEOFFREY G. O’BRIEN
Writers’ Workshop graduate Geoffrey G. O’Brien will read from his new poetry collection Experience in Groups. In a time of ascendant fascism and creative political resistance, O'Brien demands that personal tragedies and joys find a pattern within national and global struggle. Publishers Weekly called his poetry “intriguing, thoughtful, and ambitiously layered, drawing from the past to hold a mirror to the present.”
Geoffrey G. O'Brien is also the author of People on Sunday, Metropole, Green and Gray, and The Guns and Flags Project. He is the coauthor (with John Ashbery and Timothy Donnelly) of Three Poets: Ashbery, Donnelly, O’Brien and (in collaboration with the poet Jeff Clark) of 2A. 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.