Sunday, January 20, 2008

Book Critics nominate upstreet 4 poet

We are pleased to report that the National Book Critics Circle has announced the finalists for its 2007 Awards, and one of the nominees will soon be an upstreet author. Among the five finalists in the Poetry category is Sleeping and Waking, by Michael O’Brien (Flood Editions). O’Brien is a New York City poet whose previous collections include The Ruin and Sills. In the December 9 Sunday New York Times, reviewer David Orr called Sleeping and Waking “a quietly startling collection that ought to earn O’Brien not only poetry-world attention, but actual readers.”

We congratulate Michael O'Brien on his nomination. Three poems from his current work in progress, Avenue, will appear in upstreet number four.

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