Quiet on the Outside

Quiet on the Outside

by Kevin J. O'Conner

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Overview

Quiet on the Outside… is Kevin J. O'Conner's fourth collection of poetry. This time around, the poems are a mix of autobiography, observations of the world, dreams, whimsy, and exploration of short forms. O'Conner still employs a straightforward approach to tone and language, but works with an expanded palette.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940152006506
Publisher: Kevin J. O'Conner
Publication date: 07/02/2015
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 670 KB

About the Author

Kevin J. O’Conner (56) is not your typical poet. 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. As of Spring 2019, Kevin has published eleven collections of poems, the latest of which is WISHES SOMETIMES HAVE CONSEQUENCES, plus four volumes of ‘love notes’ to the days of the week. His poems have also appeared in Raven Chronicles, Spindrift, The CDC Poetry Project, Lament for the Dead, and the anthology VOICES THAT MATTER, and as part of the Clay? VI (2016) exhibit at Kirkland Arts Center. 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 in Bellingham with his mom's neurotic cat, Cleo III. (updated 28 October 2019)

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