Greory O'Brien

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Greory O'Brien (born in Matamata, 1961) is a Wellington-based poet, essayist, painter, anthologist and curator. His books include After Bathing at Baxter’s—Essays and Notebooks (VUP, 2002) and News of the Swimmer Reaches Shore (Carcanet/VUP, 2007), as well as two publications introducing art to young people.

Between 1997 and 2009 he was a curator at City Gallery Wellington; he returned to that institution to co-curate the exhibition ‘Oceania—Imagining the Pacific’, which opened in August 2011.

His ‘Kermadec’ poems are included in his collection, Beauties of the octagonal pool (AUP, 2012). He exhibits his art at Bowen Galleries, Wellington, and Jane Sanders Art Agent, Auckland.