Hello. I'm Steve O'Connor. I'm a Creative Writing lecturer. I teach at Bradford College and Bradford City Library. I also teach GCSE English at Wakefield College. I poet when I can. If I haven't been to your night in ages, it's because of one of the worst words in the English language... work. I had the pleasure of hosting WRITE OUT LOUD's poetry night in Sale before handing it over to Rod Tame. Rod did super-fantastic swishy things then handed it over to John Darwin. John attached electrodes, strapped it to a gurney and cried "It lives!" before scuttling away into his dark corner. It does indeed live. For more info click on "Trafford" in the Gig Guide on this very site! 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 government shut the greenroom down. It was dead good, Freed Up was. You missed out. I co-edited The Best Of Manchester Poets (Puppywolf Press). 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 - http://steveoconnorblog.wordpress.com/ I haven't updated it in ages, mind. I'm a Mancunian. I now live in that Yorkshire. We keep the curtains drawn and don't answer the door, as standard. 'Ey up!
Examples of my writing are in the blog entries.
All poems are copyright of the originating author. Permission must be obtained before using or performing others' poems.
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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