Contributors to Poetry Salzburg Review O

DAN O'BRIEN's War Reporter (CB Editions) received the 2013 Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize. In 2021 he published his fourth poetry collection, Our Cancers, with Acre Books, and a collection of essays on playwriting, A Story That Happens, with CB Editions (UK) and Dalkey Archive Press. Acre Books will publish a collection of his prose poems, Survivor's Notebook, in September 2023. And Dalkey Archive Press will publish his memoir, From Scarsdale: A Childhood, also in September. [PSR 40]

JEAN O'BRIEN's fifth collection is Fish on a Bicycle: New & Selected Poems (Salmon Publishing, 2017). Amongst her awards are the Arvon International Prize and the Fish International. She was awarded the Patrick Kavanagh Fellowship in 2017/18. She holds an M.Phil. from Trinity College, Dublin and tutors in creative writing/poetry. [PSR 36]

RICHARD O'BRIEN's publications include The Emmores (The Emma Press, 2014) and A Bloody Mess (Valley Press, 2015). His next pamphlet, The Dolphin House, will be published by Broken Sleep Books in February 2021. He won an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors in 2017, and is a Lecturer in Creative Writing at Northumbria University. Between 2018 and 2020 he was the Birmingham Poet Laureate. [PSR 36]

SEAN O'BRIEN is a poet, critic, playwright, anthologist, broadcaster, novelist, and editor. He grew up in Hull and now lives in Newcastle upon Tyne. He has published eight collections of poetry to date, including Downriver (2007), November (2011), Collected Poems (2012), and The Beautiful Librarians (2015, all Picador). His book of essays on contemporary poetry, The Deregulated Muse, was published in 1998, as was his anthology The Firebox: Poetry in Britain and Ireland after 1945. His Newcastle Bloodaxe Poetry lectures were published as Journey to the Interior: Ideas of England in Contemporary Poetry (2012). He has edited a selection from Andrew Marvell (2011) and, with Don Paterson, The Rest on the Flight: Selected Poems of Peter Porter (2010), and Train Songs: Poetry of the Railways (2013). His collection of short stories, The Silence Room, appeared from Comma Press in 2008. His novels Afterlife (2009) and Once Again Assembled Here (2017) were published by Picador. He has translated Dante’s Inferno and the poems of Corsino Fortes. His plays include The Birds, Laughter When We’re Dead, and Keepers of the Flame. His translation of Tirso de Molina’s Spanish Golden Age comedy Don Gil of the Green Breeches was staged in Bath in 2013, and in London and Coventry in 2014. He contributes to The Guardian, The Independent and the Times Literary Supplement. Radio work includes versions of Zamyatin’s We, Greene’s The Ministry of Fear and a Radio 4 documentary on Ted Lewis, the author of Get Carter. He received the Forward Prize for Best Collection (1995, 2001, 2007; in 2006 for the Best Single Poem) and the T. S. Eliot Prize (2007). His eleventh collection of poems, Embark, is to be published by Picador in autumn 2022. He is Emeritus Professor of Creative Writing at Newcastle University. [PSR 31] [PSR 38]

RUTH O'CALLAGHAN has been published in many magazines including The London Magazine, Ambit, Magma, and Acumen. Also a playwright,her work has been presented at the Finborough, Oval House, Soho, and Old Red Lion theatres. [PSR 9] [PSR 12]

RICHARD O'CONNELL lives in Hillsboro Beach, Florida. Collections include RetroWorlds (1993), Simulations (1993), Voyages (1995), and The Bright Tower(1997; all University of Salzburg Press). His poems have appeared in Acumen, The Atlantic Monthly,The Formalist, Light, National Review, The New Yorker, and The Texas Review. His most recent collections are Dawn Crossing (2003) and Waiting for the Terrorists (2006; both Atlantis Editions). [PSR 1] [PSR 3] [PSR 11] [PSR 27]

DANIEL O'CONNOR was born in Middlesbrough in 1985, and now lives inLiverpool where he is working on a doctoral thesis on the identities of Ted Hughes at the University of Liverpool. [PSR 18]

TOMMY FRANK O'CONNOR lives in Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland. His published works include a novel, The Poacher's Apprentice (Marino Books, 1997); a novel for children, Kee Kee, Cup & Tok (Wynkin de Worde, 2004);a collection of stories, Loose Head (Doghouse, 2004), and two poetry collections, Attic Warpipes(Bradshaw Books, 2005) and Meeting Mona Lisa (Doghouse, 2011). [PSR 21]

MARY O'DONNELL lives in Co. Kildare, Ireland. Has published four collections of poetry, most recently SeptemberElegies (Lapwing, 2003), three novels, and one collection of stories.She is a member of Aosdána, the multi-disciplinary affiliation ofIrish artists which honours creativity and achievement. [PSR 9]

BERNARD O'DONOGHUE was born in Cullen, Co Cork in 1945, and he still spends partof every year there. Since 1965 he has lived in Oxford where he now teaches Medieval English at Wadham College.He has published five volumes of poems, with Gallery Press and Chatto & Windus, and his Selected Poemswas published by Faber in 2008. He has published books on Medieval European Love Poetry, and on Seamus Heaney,as well as a verse translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight for Penguin in 2006. [PSR 16]

GRÉAGÓIR Ó DÚILLwas born in Dublin. Educated in Belfast, Dublin and Maynooth, where hegained a PhD in English. He has taught Contemporary Gaelic Literature at Queen's University, Belfast. He has published eight collections in Irishand one in English (New Room Windows, Doghouse, 2008) and a critical biography of Sir Samuel Ferguson. [PSR 14]

LAURENCE O'DWYER is a graduate of University College Cork and holds a PhD from Trinity College Dublin. In 2017 he received a MacDowell Fellowship for the Arts. In 2016 he won the Patrick Kavanagh Award for Poetry. He has also won a Hennessy New Irish Writing Award. He is currently a script writer with Asylum Productions. [PSR 32]

EMILY OLDFIELD, born in Burnley in 1995, lives in Manchester, where she is the Editor of HAUNT Manchester and has worked on the Writing Manchester Map. Her poems have been published in NOUS Magazine. [PSR 34]

ANDREW OLDHAM writes for BBC TV, Stage,Film and Page, publications include Criminally Minded (Route UK,2003), Dreamcatcher 9/11 (UK), Gargoyle (USA), Black BearReview (USA), Poetry Greece, Jones Ave (Canada), Comrades(USA), Big City Lit (USA), Retort (Australia), NAWE(UK). He is the editor of Vending Poetry ( has been nominated for the Jerwood-Arvon 1999 (by Booker prize short-listee,Michele Roberts) and is a prior recipient of a Peggy Ramsay Award for Writers and NWAB Writers Bursary. He was poet-in-residence for North Wales Celebration 2003. [PSR 6]

TIM O'LEARY is a photographer and poet from London. Personal projects,usually in black-and-white, are often the source of sleeve art for the likes of John Banville, Doris Lessing, and Joyce Carol Oates. His exhibition of poems and photographs, Rite of Cancer, was recreated forpermanent private display in the City of London in 2013. [PSR 17] [PSR 26]

EVA OLSGARD is a writer, artist, and designer. Her writing has appeared in Cobalt Review, Magma Poetry, and Pinyon Review. Her cubist poem, “EYEDISCRIMINATEAGAINSTGAZE” (2005-ongoing), was launched on as an interactive “bust” and on T-shirts donned by poets and authors provoking an international discussion about xenophobia, surveillance, and social media. [PSR 36]

MICHAEL O'NEILL is the author of three collections of poems: The Stripped Bed (Collins Harvill, 1990), Wheel (2008), and Gangs of Shadow (2014, both Arc). He has received an Eric Gregory Award and a Cholmondeley Award for his poetry. He was the co-editor of Poetry Durham (1982-1994). He is a Professor of English at Durham University. Recent academic books include, as editor, John Keats in Context (Cambridge UP, 2017) and, as co-author with Madeleine Callaghan, The Romantic Poetry Handbook (Wiley-Blackwell, 2017). [PSR 32]

ANNE BRITTING OLESON earned her MFA in Creative Writing at the Stonecoast Program of theUniversity of Southern Maine. She has published two chapbooks, The Church of St. Materiana (Moon Pie Press, 2007)and The Beauty of It (Sheltering Pines Press, 2010).[PSR 27]

DAVID OLSEN holds an MA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University.His Unfolding Origami, winner of the Cinnamon Press Poetry Collection Award, will appear in 2015.Three chapbooks: Sailing to Atlantis (2013), New World Elegies (2011; both Finishing Line Press),and Greatest Hits (Pudding House, 2001). His work has recently appeared in Acumen, Envoi,Interpreter's House, The Journal, Orbis, and Prole.[PSR 26]

IRAJ OMIDVAR is an assistant professorof English at Southern Polytechnic State University. See entry for Parviz Omidvar.[PSR 10]

PARVIZ OMIDVAR has translated into PersianC. G. Jung's On the Nature of the Psyche (Behjat, 1996), EdwardDe Bono's Practical Thinking (Razi, 1985), and a collection of children’sstories, Tell Me a Story (Andisheh, 2001). In collaboration withhis son, Iraj Omidvar, he has published, or has forthcoming, translationsof Persian poetry in literary journals such as Tampa Review, Puertodel Sol, Poetry Review, and The Spoon River Poetry Review.[PSR 10]

LINCOLN O'NEILL currently works at New Zealand’sMinistry of Social Development. Previously, he lived in India for two yearsand has travelled to many other countries in Asia such as Pakistan, Bangladesh,Laos, all of which have been an influence on his writing.[PSR 8]

MARKUS OPPOLZER was born in Linz, UpperAustria, in 1972 and is now a Postdoctoral Fellow at the English Departmentof the University of Salzburg. He is currently rewriting his PhD thesison failed rites of passage in early Gothic fiction for publication.[PSR 4][PSR 10][PSR 14]

PETER ORAM, born in Cardiff in 1947, has livedin La Mancha, London and Pembrokeshire, but is now resident in Nuremberg.First class degrees in Mod. Langs. and Music. Publications include twonovels, Maddocks (Gomer, 1997) and The Rub, a collectionof poems, White (both Starborn, 2001), and The Page and The Fire(Arc, 2007), translations of poems by Russian poets on Russian poets.[PSR 11]

CAITRIONA O'REILLY is an Irish poet and critic. She has published two collections of poetrywith Bloodaxe Books and has written for The Guardian, The Irish Times, Poetry Review, andThe Times Literary Supplement. She served on the editorial board of Metre Magazine and as editor ofPoetry Ireland Review from 2008 until 2011.[PSR 21][PSR 25][PSR 29]

RICHARD ORMROD is a biographer, journalist, poet and reviewer. He lives in East Sussex and was a Head of English in several schools in Kent. His latest book is a critical biography of the poet Andrew Young, Andrew Young: Priest, Poet and Naturalist: A Reassessment (Lutterworth Press, 2018). [PSR 34]

WENDY ORR lives in Fife, Scotland and has a background in Secondary Leadership. She leads the Education Programme for StAnza International Poetry Festival. Recent poems are published in Ink, Sweat & Tears, Lighthouse, and Gutter. She is the winner of Mother’s Milk Books Poetry Competition 2014. [PSR 29]

THOMAS ORSZÁG-LAND (b. 1938) is a poetand foreign correspondent who writes on Eastern Europe for The Guardian/ObserverNews Service and The Times Literary Supplement in London. He survivedthe 1944/45 siege of Budapest as a Jewish child hiding from both the Nazisand the Allied bombers. He participated in the 1956 revolution againstSoviet rule as a journalist on the staff of Magyar Függetlenség(The Hungarian Independent). He read philosophy at Acadia University inCanada. He divides his time between Highgate (London) and Ujlipótváros(Budapest). Major works: Tales of Matriarchy & Other Poems (KTPublications, 1998), Berlin Proposal (Envoi Poets Press, 1991),Testimony (poetry translated from the Hungarian of András Mezei; Budapest:City Press, 1994), Free Women (adaptations from the French of FrancoisVillon and the Hungarian of György Faludy, National Poetry Foundation,1991), Prince Bluebeard's Castle (the libretto of the opera by BélaBartók, translated from the Hungarian of Béla Balázs,Tern Press, 1978) and The Witness (poetry translated from the Hungarianof Miklós Radnóti, Tern Press, 1977).[PSR 6]

MARTIN-GEORG OSCITY, originally from Slovakia, has now lived in Munich, Germanyfor many years. He is the founder of his own style called "Visionart" (founded in 2000). It is a well-done mixture of the aestheticof forms, the mystic and the philosophic thoughts behind the quantum theory. The most important aspect for himis the search for signs of God in men, the real beauty and the unity with the universe.[PSR 18] [PSR 30]

FRANK OSEN's first book, Virtue, Big as Sin, was awarded the 2012 Able Muse Book Prizeby poet Mary Jo Salter and published by that press in 2013. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming inThe American Arts Quarterly, The Dark Horse, and on Ted Kooser's American Life in Poetry.He has won the Best American Poetry Poem Contest #2. He lives in Pasadena, California, where he works at the Huntington Library.[PSR 25]

ALICIA OSTRIKER is a poet and critic, twice a National Book Award finalist, and aChancellor of the Academy of American Poets. Her most recent volume of poems is The Old Woman, the Tulip, and the Dog(U of Pittsburgh P, 2014). She is also the author of Stealing the Language: The Emergence of Women's Poetry in America (Beacon Press, 1986).[PSR 28]

DAVID ISHAYA OSU was born in Nigeria in 1991. His poetry has appeared in Chiron Review, The Lampeter Review, Cutbank, Transition, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, and The Nottingham Review. He is a fellow at Ebedi International Writers Residency, and is the poetry editor at Panorama: The Journal of Intelligent Travel. [PSR 31]

JAMES O'SULLIVAN holds a PhD from University College Cork and is the Founding Editor of New Binary Press. His work has been published in Cyphers, Revival, The SHOp, and Southword. His third collection of poetry, Courting Katie, is forthcoming from Salmon Poetry in 2017. [PSR 30]

MAGGIE O'SULLIVAN has performed herwork and published internationally since the late 1970s. She worked onarts documentary films for BBC TV between 1973 and 1988. Since then, shehas been involved in many performance/workshop presentations, courses andheld numerous residencies. Poet, artist, editor, publisher, she is theauthor of 15 books including EXCLA, a collaboration with Bruce Andrews(Writers Forum, 1993). She edited the influential Out of Everywhere:Linguistically Innovative Poetry by Women in North America and the UK(Reality Street, 1996). Her most recent publications are red shifts(etruscan books, 2001), Palace of Reptiles (The Gig, 2003) and arepublication of the long out-of-print In the House of the Shaman(Reality Street, 2003). Waterfalls is forthcoming from her own press,(Magenta, 2004). Murmur is her current work in process and awaits publication.[PSR 6]

MICHELLE O'SULLIVAN lives on the west coast of Ireland. Her work hasbeen published in journals such as Agenda, The Antigonish Review, The London Magazine,Mslexia, PN Review, Poetry Ireland Review, The SHOp, and Stand Magazine.[PSR 17]

CATHERINE OWEN from Vancouver, BC has publishedwidely in Canadian periodicals. Her books include Somatic: The Lifeand Work of Egon Schiele (Exile Ed. TO 98) and The Wrecks of Eden (Wolsak and Wynn TO 02). Cusp/detritus will be published by BeachHolme (BC) in 2005. The piece printed here, inspired by Foucault and timespent in the hospital with a schizophrenic, courses back and forth between a history of the asylum and schizoid consciousness. [PSR 8]

DANIEL OWEN is a writer, translator, and editor. Recent publications are Celingak-Celinguk (Tan Kinira, 2021), Up in the Empty Ferries (Third Floor Apartment Press, 2021), and Points of Amperture (dos-à-dos chapbook with Jennifer Soong's When I Ask My Friend, DoubleCross Press, 2021). His translations from Indonesian include Afrizal Malna's Document Shredding Museum (Reading Sideways Press, 2019) and poems by Malna and Farhanah published in various magazines. Recent writing and translations have appeared in Circumference, Asphalte, Columbia Journal, and The Poetry Project Newsletter. He edits and designs books and participates in many processes of the Ugly Duckling Presse editorial collective. [PSR 39]

JAMES OWENS's latest book is Family Portrait with Scythe (Bottom Dog Press, 2020). His poems and translations have appeared in Channel, Arc, Dalhousie Review, Queen's Quarterly, and Honest Ulsterman. He earned an MFA at the University of Alabama and lives in a small town in northern Ontario, Canada. [PSR 40]

MHAIRI OWENS is a community worker living in Fife, Scotland. She tutors in Poetry with the University of St Andrews and writes in both English and Scots. Her poems have appeared in The Best New British and Irish Poets 2019-2020 (Eyewear, 2020), The North, and The Rialto. Her poem "Shiftin" won the 2019 Wigtown Prize. Her first pamphlet, The Green Well, mainly in English, is forthcoming from Knives, Forks and Spoons Press. [PSR 35]

WILLIAM OXLEY (1939-2020) was born in Manchester, UK. His latest books are ISCA: Exeter Moments (Ember Press, 2013) and translations (with Parvin Loloi) from The Divan of Hafez (Acumen Publications, 2013). In 2014 his Collected and New Poems were published by Rockingham Press. Poetry Salzburg published The Romantic Imagination: A William Oxley Casebook in 2005. He was a former member of the General Council of the Poetry Society. Co-founder of the Torbay Poetry Festival, he received the Torbay Arts Base Award for Literature in 2008.
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