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 in 1972 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. She now lives in County Mayo and works as a home tutor. 

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. Michelle’s third collection, This One High Field, was published in 2018.

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This One High Field

In this, her third collection, Michelle O’Sullivan returns to now familiar settings — the countryside, woodlands, an estuary — to examine ‘deep-set questions’ in the light, half-light, dusk and dark.

€11.95 pb
€18.50 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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