Title: Collected Poems 1981-2016Author: Michael O’Leary
Release: May 2017
Extent: 260 pages
Category: NZ Poetry
“…a powerful writer who never falls into mediocrity and consistently shows a strain of genius.” – F. W. N. Wright
“Irishness, Māoritanga, proudly held working-class values, rock ‘n’ roll, buses, trains, ferries, Baudelaire – you’ll find them all in this book…There’s an inextinguishable joyousness at the heart of [O’Leary’s] work that makes reading him an upbeat and uplifting experience.” – Iain Sharp, from the Introduction
He now lives in Paekakariki, north of Wellington.