The cover of The Sun King features a work by artist Paul Bright, Assistant Director; Charlotte & Philip Hanes Art Gallery here at Wake Forest University. That’s just one of the links to North Carolina and Winston-Salem to be found in this brilliant book.
WFU Press is pleased to provide ‘The Sun King‘s Reader’s Companion’ in free, downloadable pdf format. Click Sun King Reader’s Companion to download.
Reviews: “Exhilaratingly contemporary … O’Callaghan’s best book to date.” John McAuliffe, The Irish Times
“The most sonically alive of poets … The Sun King beats radiant gold out of the dark shards, the refuse and refusals, of life.” Maria Johnston, Tower Poetry
“Conor O’Callaghan exhibits an almost shakespearean tendency to render reality not only by means of literary devices but in terms of those very tropes and conceits. Again and again in this his superbly reflexive fourth collection parts of the world are compared to linguistic concepts…” Billy Ramsell, The Stinging Fly
Here is interview by WFUP’s Nicole Fitzpatrick with Conor O’Callaghan about The Sun King.
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