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To Steven O’ BrienGrandfather Heaney dug deep Into his country’s soil Another man unlike him left home To burrow through an alien forest In search of enemiesThe alien pastures were green But the scent of blood heavy In dogged, wet boots Flanked by Rhine and Reich The...
The London Magazine interviews Steven O’Brien, editor of The London Magazine ahead of their first general poetry competition.The London Magazine have begun running more writing competitions in the past few years with the next one coming up in May....
In Portsmouth’s Guildhall Square a bronze Charles Dickens reclines on a throne of his first editions. He looks distinctly uncomfortable. He is attempting to cut a fetching figure – graceful with his crossed legs, but you know that our...
Our Editor, Steven O'Brien has just had his novella The Great Game: An Imperial Adventure published by Endeavour Press!You can download it on Kindle here: http://amzn.to/1f4ZB5p
Night clubs have always been a disappointment to me. I was raised on Saturday afternoon film matinees where suave gents consorted at uncrowded night spots with diaphanous girls. There were round tables and always a chanteuse standing on a...
I’m wondering what you think of London’s cultural significance in 2013.If you make this interview just about London, it will be like a love letter in the end. I have a great affection for this city.Ah, so I can...
Our Editor, Steven O'Brien has had a fantastic review for his latest poetry collection 'Scrying Stone' - see for yourself below!Reviews of Jonathan Davidson, Early Train (Sheffield: Smith/Doorstop, 2011), ISBN 978-1-906613-32-7, 53pp, £9.95, and Steven O’Brien, Scrying Stone (London: Greenwich Exchange, 2010), ISBN...
It is so hard to speak of Seamus Heaney in the past tense.  I met him twice and so could never claim his friendship. However, I was of that generation who caught the tail of Heaney’s star and so...
To read Steven O'Brien's latest article featured on Middle East Online, visit: http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=53837
I sat next to Matthew Scott at our May lunch last week. Matthew discussed Robert Lowell to Grey Gowrie as we sat down to the white cloth and silver cutlery. The champagne was as spry as the confidences of...

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