Geoffrey O'Brien
b. 1948
Geoffrey O'Brien is an American poet, editor, book and film critic, translator, and cultural historian. In 1992 he joined the staff of the Library of America, where he served as editor-in-chief from 1998-2017.

Floating City: Selected Poems 1978-1995

112 p.

"The precision and ordered intelligence of Geoffrey O'Brien's essays are turned inside out in the dream landscapes of his poetry. The result is a kind of spectral tapestry where words and images are stripped to their own inherent valence and deeper codings the better to hunt down resemblances and resolutions. The effects are mysterious, hypnotic, often breathtaking, and, I think, unique in American poetry.” - August Kleinzahler

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e. 1987

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