VINCENT O’SULLIVAN is one of New Zealand’s leading writers, author of the biography of John Mulgan, Long Journey to the Border, the novels Let the River Stand and Believers to the Bright Coast, and many plays and collections of short stories and poems. He is joint editor of the five-volume Letters of Katherine Mansfield, and has edited a number of major anthologies. Vincent O'Sullivan is the current New Zealand Poet Laureate 2013-2015.
Praise for Us, Then:
'Us, Then combines his trademark vernacular feel, with a warm, personal touch.'
-Hamesh Wyatt, in ODT June 2013.
Praise for Vincent O’Sullivan’s recent poetry collections:
‘You’re just a few pages in when you know you’re in the company of a master. The poems are so meaty, so pithy, so well crafted, so damned good.’
NICHOLAS REID ON THE MOVIE MAY BE SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT
‘O’Sullivan is a witty, intellectual poet and these are poems full of story, full of detail. Auden talks about poetry as “memorable speech” – that’s what these poems are. I love the life in these poems. Recommended!’
HARRY RICKETTS ON FURTHER CONVICTIONS PENDING
‘one of the outstanding books of poems of the decade’
KEVIN IRELAND ON SEEING YOU ASKED
‘There is a kind of luminous spirituality about O’Sullivan’s poetry, that long after you have read the poems, continues to reside in the objects or situations the poems describe.’
ANNA JACKSON ON LUCKY TABLE
‘The poems shimmer with skill and vigour . . . With this collection his reputation as one of New Zealand’s foremost living literary figures takes another step forward.’
PAUL THOMPSON ON NICE MORNING FOR IT, ADAM
‘Blame Vermeer is the real thing, wise beyond the attitudes of wisdom, deft beyond the posturing of deftness, brimming with O’Sullivan’s exciting ability simply to talk his understated way into sheer bloody poetry.’
MICHAEL HULSE ON BLAME VERMEER
210 x 138 mm