Hello. I'm Steve O'Connor.
I'm a Creative Writing and Literacy teacher. I teach at Bradford College and for Leeds YMCA.
I co-edited The Best Of Manchester Poets (Puppywolf Press).
I'm the bloke who thought up, and co-hosted, FREED UP - Manchester's friendliest open mic poetry theme night. If you want to know more about Freed Up, then you're too bloody late. The Coalition shut the greenroom down. It was dead good, Freed Up was. You missed out.
I had the pleasure of hosting WRITE OUT LOUD's poetry night in Sale before handing it over to Rod Tame. It's now hosted by John Darwin. For more info click on "Trafford" in the Gig Guide on this very site!
My work can be found in - I Know Where The City Has Wings (Bad Language), Best Of Manchester Poets (Puppywolf), Blank Pages, Transparency (poetry anthology published by Crocus Books), Citizen 32 magazine and various other fine publications.
Read my poetry and gubbins blog at -
Are you from Leeds or around that way? Say hello! There's stuff like trees and grass in Yorkshire and it gets a bit confusing for us townies.
Penguin woman (02/09/2012)
The reception (07/11/2011)
The joke that leaves a sour aftertaste… (01/06/2010)
Dirty Weekend (18/12/2009)
Light bends (15/09/2009)
Our Hero (27/05/2009)
The Mean (21/04/2009)
Party to it (21/02/2009)
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