States of Poetry Series Three - ACT | About Mark O'Connor

Mark OConnor States of PoetryMark O’Connor was born in Melbourne in 1945, and graduated from Melbourne University in 1965. He lives in Canberra. In 1999 he was the Australian National University’s H.C. Coombs Fellow, and thereafter a Visiting Scholar in its Department of Archaeology and Natural History. He has taught English at several universities, has published fifteen books of verse, and won many prizes and awards. His poetry shows a special interest in the natural world. He was Australia’s ‘Olympic poet’ for the Sydney 2000 Games, with a fellowship from the Australia Council for the Arts to ‘report in verse on the Games’. He holds a doctorate in Shakespearian studies, and is the editor of Oxford University Press’ much re-printed Two Centuries of Australian Poetry.

Poems

Autumn in Acton

The abiding remorse

Remembering Diana Spencer

John at 70 years, the Marriage 40 years old

Balloons over our city

Further Reading

Mark O'Connors website: www.australianpoet.com/about.html

Shakespeare in modern English: http://shakespeare-in-modern-english.blogspot.com.au


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