8: Eight-word Poems

8: Eight-word Poems

by Kevin J. O'Conner


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Kevin J. O'Conner's tenth book of poetry, 8: Eight-word Poems is a collection of nearly 700 eight-word poems written in August 2017 as a creative challenge. These short, often haiku-like verses range from the whimsical to the profound, covering many points in between. They frequently capture life's small moments and those random thoughts that enter one's mind, with the occasional reference to pop culture thrown in for good measure. Given the range of subjects covered—among them isolation, memory, life's small moments (remember?), personal history, and current events—8: Eight-word Poems can be viewed as a microcosm in short form of the themes that recur throughout O'Conner's work.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780998878126
Publisher: Alarm Cat Design
Publication date: 10/20/2017
Pages: 154
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.36(d)

About the Author

After 30 years of writing only sporadically, Kevin J. O'Conner returned to poetry in 2013-first as a creative exercise, then for the therapeutic benefits. Since 2015, he writes every day, exploring the craft of poetry through monthly writing challenges-'my ongoing effort to write something that doesn't sound like something I would write', he says. Kevin's poems explore isolation, memory, life's small moments, and the experience of starting over at 'a certain age'-always with an emphasis on straightforward expression.

To date, Kevin has published ten poetry collections, as well as three volumes of 'love notes' to the days of the week. He has also been published in The 2017 Poetry Marathon Anthology, The 2016 Poetry Marathon Anthology, and the art and literary journal Spindrift. Trained as a graphic designer, he has also done all the design, layout, and photography for all of his books.

When not writing poetry, Kevin can be found copy-editing documents from far-flung places, attending open-mic readings, designing books, and contemplating what to cook now that he is tired of soup. He lives near Seattle with his semi-neurotic cat, Trixie.

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