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Michelle O’Sullivan

The world (Michelle) O’Sullivan creates is very still, almost but not quite silent, but its salient features are beautifully illumined and it is always and entirely her own.

— Poetry Book Society Bulletin

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Michelle O’Sullivan was born in Chicago and grew up in County Sligo. She has a BA and MA from the University of Hertfordshire and worked in England as a primary school teacher. She has also lived in Greece and the US. 

Her first collection, The Blue End of Stars, was published in 2012 and was shortlisted for the Michael Murphy Memorial Prize and won the Shine/Strong Award. Her subsequent collection, The Flower and the Frozen Sea (2015) was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. This One High Field, was published in 2018 and her fourth collection, Then the Hare, was published in November 2023.

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Then the Hare

Then the Hare, Michelle O’Sullivan’s fourth collection, displays further examples of her precision of detail and feeling.

€12.95 pb
€19.50 hb


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A Body’s Language from The Blue End of Stars (2012).

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The Orchard from The Blue End of Stars (2012).

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Leaving the House Empty from The Blue End of Stars (2012).

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