Geoffrey G. O'Brien
O’Brien explores the structural possibilities of public space and speech, investigating the threshold between observer and observed. In an interview with Danniel Schoonebeek for The American Reader, O’Brien stated, “I think of poetry as something other than entertainment because it makes conceptual and nonconceptual demands, makes its consumer a maker, and promises that speech between strangers isn’t over or fixed.”
O’Brien has taught at the University of California-Berkeley and for San Quentin State Prison’s Prison University Project. He lives in California.