Isobel O'Hare

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Isobel O’Hare is a poet and essayist who has dual Irish and American citizenship. She is the author of the chapbooks Wild Materials (Zoo Cake Press, 2015), The Garden Inside Her (Ladybox Books, 2016), and Heartbreak Machinery (forthcoming from dancing girl press in 2019). Her collection of erasures of celebrity sexual assault apologies, all this can be yours, is now available from University of Hell Press.

Two of O’Hare’s poems appeared in A Shadow Map: An Anthology by Survivors of Sexual Assault (Civil Coping Mechanisms Press, 2017). A collaboration with the poet Sarah Lyn Rogers was published in They Said: A Multi-Genre Anthology of Contemporary Collaborative Writing (Black Lawrence Press, 2018). Six of O’Hare’s erasures were p
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Paperback edition of ALL THIS CAN BE YOURS now available for preorder!


 


The paperback edition of all this can be yours is now available from University of Hell’s website! Orders will ship by the end of December, and the book will be in bookstores nationwide in April.


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“Writing is my passion. Words are the way to know ecstasy. Without them life is barren. The poet insists, language is a body of suffering and when you take up language you take up the suffering too. All my life I have been suffering for words. Words have been the source of the pain and the way to heal. Struck as a child for talking, for speaking out of turn, for being out of my place. Struck as a grown woman for not knowing when to shut up, for not being willing to sacrifice words for desire. Struck by writing a book that disrupts. There are many ways to be hit. Pain is the price we pay to speak the truth.”
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Ashley Ohhhh you know what it was? It was a giveaway and when I was flipping down the freebies list, I tapped the wrong one. Now I get it. I was starting to get worried that I have some weird business management alter ego at night.


Isobel A likely story.



Ashley wrote: "Wait, what? I genuinely don't remember ever adding that. ???

I don't sleep-text; I sleep...catalogue?"



Ashley Wait, what? I genuinely don't remember ever adding that. ???

I don't sleep-text; I sleep...catalogue?


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