Best Thing I’ve Heard This Week: Geoffrey G. O’Brien

8 Nov

Yesterday afternoon, the poet Geoffrey G. O’Brien read at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH to promote his recently released collection of poems People on Sunday (Wave Books, 2013). Below is a video of O’Brien reading his poem “Distraction,” which explores etymology, literary history, and criticism through verse form. At the 0:23 mark, chimes from the Church of the Covenant next door begin sounding, creating an unintentionally poetic moment:

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