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Wake Forest
University Press

Wake Forest University Press

Dedicated to Irish Poetry

Live Streaming

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Conor O’Callaghan’s Live Streaming is a volume of many styles and themes, whether it is the life of a caravan park, an ode to marriage, or a schoolboy empathizing with Petrarch’s love for Laura and idolizing a heavyweight boxer. The stream of feelings is raw and deep. O’Callaghan’s typical flair for the contemporary, for the live stream of the virtual, is also abundantly apparent. He can be edgy, experimental, and yet remains steeped in the tradition of poetry. The centerpiece is the long multi-genre “His Last Legs,” which dramatizes the troubled inheritance from his father and finely balances other more condensed and lyrical poems. This volume is an unflinching display of an impressively skillful poet.

Shortlisted for The Irish Times Poetry Now Award


Praise for Conor O’Callaghan

“It is hard to convey the power and pathos of this remarkable piece of work. Throughout, O’Callaghan’s voice is forensic, unreconciled, compulsively entertaining.”
– Caitríona O’Reilly, The Irish Times

“The Irish poet Conor O’Callaghan ought to have more of a reputation here: few American poets his age … bring to the cozy matter of domesticity so much vigor and readiness.”
– Dan Chiasson

“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.”
– Billy Ramsell, The Stinging Fly

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Available now for pre-order

Conor O’Callaghan’s Live Streaming is a volume of many styles and themes, whether it is the life of a caravan park, an ode to marriage, or a schoolboy empathizing with Petrarch’s love for Laura and idolizing a heavyweight boxer. The stream of feelings is raw and deep. O’Callaghan’s typical flair for the contemporary, for the live stream of the virtual, is also abundantly apparent. He can be edgy, experimental, and yet remains steeped in the tradition of poetry. The centerpiece is the long multi-genre “His Last Legs,” which dramatizes the troubled inheritance from his father and finely balances other more condensed and lyrical poems. This volume is an unflinching display of an impressively skillful poet.

Shortlisted for The Irish Times Poetry Now Award


Praise for Conor O’Callaghan

“It is hard to convey the power and pathos of this remarkable piece of work. Throughout, O’Callaghan’s voice is forensic, unreconciled, compulsively entertaining.”
– Caitríona O’Reilly, The Irish Times

“The Irish poet Conor O’Callaghan ought to have more of a reputation here: few American poets his age … bring to the cozy matter of domesticity so much vigor and readiness.”
– Dan Chiasson

“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.”
– Billy Ramsell, The Stinging Fly

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