Geoffrey G. O’Brien, October 26, 2013, 7 p.m. (at The Bad Shadow Affair)

OBrien Promo Base In collaboration with The Bad Shadow Affair Reading Series, on Saturday, October 26 at 7 p.m. Geoffrey G. O’Brien will be reading at the Lost Lake Lounge with Karen Weiser and Brandi Homan. The Bad Shadow Affair is a “certain Saturdays” reading series hosted by Sommer Browning in Denver, CO.

“What is the fate of a surface in destruction? The surface of O’Brien’s writing is already showing us. It proliferates, breaking down into countless facets—line, phrase, word—each of which carries a full poetic charge.”
—Cole Swensen, Boston Review

Geoffrey G. O’Brien is the author of People on Sunday (Wave Books, 2013),  Metropole (2011), Green and Gray (2007), and The Guns and Flags Project (2002), all from The University of California Press. His chapbooks include Hesiod (Song Cave, 2010), and Poem with No Good Lines (Hand Held Editions, 2010). He is the coauthor (with John Ashbery and Timothy Donnelly) of Three Poets: Ashbery, Donnelly, O’Brien (Minus A Press, 2012) and (in collaboration with the poet Jeff Clark) of 2A (Quemadura, 2006). 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.