Aspects of reality
Aspects of Reality often challenges our expectations of language/reality, to the point of surrealism. A surrealism that often notes the difference between the tired, unresponsive LANGUAGE of our time and the closer-to-the-source LANGUAGE in which the world lives. A book that is full of people and things. A book that sets its own standard of what lives through its aspects of perception. Aspects of Reality is the 10th book of poems by John O'Connor.
Bright the Harvest Moon The haiku display his exhilarating sense of language ... all the flash and dazzle of the ephemeral ... haiku that inevitably feel stylish, timeless, and marked by a precise lyrical grace. His is a highly speculative poetic intelligence, both philosophically elegant and lyrically charged. A collection to delight every reader. Patricia Prime, Another Lost Shark A collection of poems that is fresh and lively, thoughtful and resonant. Sandra Simpson, Haiku NewZ
John O'Connor John O'Connor Twice winner of the open section, and winner of the haiku section of the New Zealand Poetry Society International Poetry Competition, John O'Connor's poems have been very widely published both in New Zealand and overseas. In 2001 he was awarded a Museum of Haiku Literature Award (Tokyo) for "best of issue" in Frogpond International, a special issue of Frogpond (US) featuring haiku from 56 countries and language communities.