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Michael O'Brien

Michael O'Brien

Born: in Manchester, United Kingdom
Resides: Helsinki, Finland

Michael O’Brien is the author of numerous collection, the most recent being Silent Age (Alien Buddha Press). His writing has been published widely in print and on the internet and translated into other languages. An extensive list of these publications can be found here. He is also the curator of Weird Laburnum. You can follow him on twitter @michaelobrien22.

Awards and Other Honors:

13th Annual Mainichi Haiku Contest 2009 International Section - second prize.

Books Published:

Selected Work
wrongfully convicted
the laburnum blossom
turns to seed   
original sin a geranium dreams of war
in the filing cabinet
a lighthouse with a filing
cabinet inside
spring breeze a bone airplane 
named after
an Egyptian pharaoh,
this playful cat
preserving a seahorse the mathematician from rhode island


“wrongfully convicted” – Human/Kind 1.8, September 2019; “original sin“ – Human/Kind 1.5, May 2019; “in the filing cabinet“ – is /let September 2019; “spring breeze“ – is /let March 2019; “preserving a seahorse“ – Bones no. 16, March 2019; “named after“ – Shamrock Issue 6, 2008.

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