O Body

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Haymarket Books
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About the Author

Dan "Sully" Sullivan holds an MFA & MA from Indiana University. He is co-editor of the anthology, Respect the Mic: Celebrating 20 Years of Poetry from a Chicagoland High School, Penguin Workshop, 2022. His first full-length book of poems, The Blue Line Home, is available from EM-Press.


"Dan "Sully" Sullivan's O Body is a feat of tenderness, an act of profound, sweet wondering, the word I mean is care, not only for the home of one's own body, but for the homes one's body might offer other bodies. The shelter we might make of each other. He gets there by going deep with his sorrow and his shame. He gets there through humor and music and story. And when he emerges, he brings with him devotion. To a city, a home, a partner, a daughter, all of them with their own luminous and permanent rooms in this wondrous, this accidental, this precious, O body."
--Ross Gay, author of Be Holding: A Poem

"The voice in Sully's book O Body is intimate and tender--these are tavern style poems to be shared with friends and strangers over beer and pizza. I could tell you about the voltas in these poems, how the language of images build in the poems and then throughout multiple poems, and it's all true, but mostly, I want you to know I read O Body in one sitting. I laughed and gasped and cussed because of how good these poems are."
--José Olivarez, Author of CITIZEN ILLEGAL