Peter O'Leary

Peter O’Leary is a grand, baroque poet, "upsetting conventional rhythms to raise architectonics of their own that are original and necessary", says Jon Curley, in a review of his collection Watchfulness (Spuyten Duyvil, 2001). His recent publications include a long poem, Fear of the Innermost Body Within the Body that We Call the Heart (The Cultural Society Miniside No. 1, 2001) and the scholarly work Gnostic Contagion: Robert Duncan & the Poetry of Illness (Wesleyan, 2002). O’Leary is also a dedicated publisher and literary scholar. He edited two volumes of the work of Ronald Johnson and is the editor of LVNG magazine in Chicago.
October 11, 2002