Peter O’Leary was born in 1968 in Detroit, Michigan, and earned a PhD from the University of Chicago Divinity School. His recent books of poetry include The Phosphorescence of Thought (2012), Luminous Epinoia (2010), Depth Theology (2006), and Watchfulness (2001). He is the author of the critical study Gnostic Contagion: Robert Duncan & the Poetry of Illness (2002). As Ronald Johnson’s literary executor, he has edited several collections of Johnson's work, including The Shrubberies (2001) and Radi Os (2005). He lives in Berwyn, Illinois and teaches at the School of the Art Institute and for the Committee on Creative Writing at the University of Chicago.
Articles By PETER O’LEARY
- "If the Psalms Aren’t Poetry, They’re Useless"
Two poets of different faiths come together over the Bible's most celebrated lyrics.
- Robert Duncan: “Often I Am Permitted to Return to a Meadow”
On Robert Duncan’s incantatory summons.
- The Chops of Hell
- The Energies of Words
How Poetry's legendary 1931 Objectivist issue came to be, from Pound's harangues to Zukofsky's essays.