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Adam O'Riordan

b. 1982

In writing at once intense and wistful, Adam O’Riordan deploys precise imagery and memorable music to poignant effect.

Alice Oswald

b. 1966

In its vivid, hypnotic and often startlingly imaginative qualities, the poetry of Alice Oswald (b. 1966) confirms a unique sensibility at work.

Bernard O'Donoghue

b. 1945

Bernard O'Donoghue's poetry is marked by a gift for poetic portraiture, sketching characters at moments of emotional intensity.

Jan Owen

b. 1940

Jan Owen, born in Adelaide in 1940, traces her lineage back through generations of Welsh seafarers and Cornish miners. She studied arts and librarianship and raised three children before claiming time to write and travel.

Sean O'Brien

b. 1952

Sean O'Brien (b. 1952) is a central figure in the contemporary poetry world - he has won major prizes for each of his five poetry collections, including the Cholmondeley Award, the Somerset Maugham award, the E.M.

Vincent O'Sullivan

b. 1937

Vincent O'Sullivan (b.1937, Auckland, New Zealand) lectured at Victoria University, Wellington (1963-1966) and Waikato University, Hamilton (1968-1978).

Wilfred Owen

b. 1893 d. 1918

The poems that made Wilfred Owen famous were mostly published after his death in action a week before the end of the First World War.