About the poet
Vincent O'Sullivan (b.1937, Auckland, New Zealand) lectured at Victoria University, Wellington (...
The problem with 'total freedom' is to note
in the reeking pragmatism of this or that o'clock,
on a corner and weather we know exactly,
how an adjective turns on a noun like a psycho
with a blow torch, and the noun, with surer
footing, has its chainsaw on full rev.
The colour of blood is a question too of grammar.
from Blame Vermeer (Victoria University Press, 2007), © Vincent O'Sullivan 2007, used by permission of the author.
Vincent O'Sullivan Reading from his Poems