Friday, November 16, 2007

O'Leary, Michael

Michael O'Leary (b. 1950)


Aotearoa NZ Poetry Sound Archive (2004):


1. from He Waiatanui kia Aroha
2. Saturday Night
3. As a Soldier
4. Nuclear Family
5. Revolution Song
6. Dunedin Paraclete

Bio / Bibliography:

Born in Auckland in 1950 of Irish and Te Arawa descent, Michael O’Leary is a poet, playwright, editor, novelist and publisher. In addition to having his own work featured regularly in literary journals, O’Leary publishes a range of other authors through his long-running imprint, the Earl of Seacliff Art Workshop. He has also been a writing tutor at Whitireia Community Polytechnic, and has operated second-hand bookshops in Kingsland and Paekakariki. In 2001, he received an M.A. from Victoria University, Wellington, for his work on small-press publishing in New Zealand, 1969-99.


Surrogate children: poems (with Sandra Bell and Brian Hare), Auckland: Lancaster, 1981
Ten sonnets: myths and legends of love: poems, Auckland: Martian Way Press, 1985
Before and After, Auckland: Earl of Seacliff Art Workshop, 1987
Livin’ ina Aucklan’, Auckland: Earl of Seacliff Art Workshop, 1988
Con art: selected poems, Wellington: Original Books, 1997
Shake Speer’s faith: an epic poem in the Spanish manner, Wellington: Original Books, 1998
Out of the Deep: New Poems 1979-1999, Wellington: Original Books, 1999
T.A.B. ula rasa: and selected poems (con art), Wellington: Original Books, 2001
Toku tinihanga (self deception): selected poems, 1982-2002, Wellington: HeadworX, 2003


The Irish Annals of New Zealand, Seacliff: Earl of Seacliff Art Workshop, 1991
Michael O’Leary stories: short stories & other prose, Wellington: Original Books, 1999
Noa / nothing I (an irony): and other stories, Wellington: Original Books, 1997
Straight: a novel in the Irish-Māori tradition, Wellington: Original Books, 1999
Unlevel Crossings, Wellington: Huia Publishing, 2002
Alternative small press publishing in New Zealand: an introduction 1969-1999, Wellington: Original Books, 2002


Wrapper, Seacliff: Earl of Seacliff Art Workshop, 1992
JAAM 21: Greatest Hits (with Mark Pirie), Wellington: JAAM Publishing Collective in association with HeadworX and Earl of Seacliff Art Workshop, 2004

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