The Midwest Book Review
"O'Connor, who celebrated his eightieth birthday last year deserves a wide and sympathetic audience for a collection which gathers together then highpoints and heartbreak of a life wholly given up to the waywardness of the word."
Poetry Ireland Review
Among Ulick O'Connor's prodigious literary output as biographer, playwright, literary historian and critic, he is of course a poet. Since his first book of poems Life Styles appeared in 1973 he has been writing and publishing, albeit intermittently, memorable poetry for more than four decades. His books include biographies of Oliver St. Gogarty, Brendan Behan and the highly successful Celtic Dawn, a portrait of the Irish Literary Renaissance. The Ulick O'Connor Diaries published in 2001 by John Murray London were much praised by English critics, the Times comparing him to Boswell. His successes as a playwright include Execution described by the Evening Standard as "dynamite"; Joyicity by the New York Times as "supreme", and his duo about Oscar Wilde, A Trinity of Two as "elegant, probing and beautiful" (The Stage).