Video Gallery of Poets
in Southern California
Video Gallery of Poets
in Southern California
Caley O'Dwyer
(2016)
Caley O'Dwyer
Hyphenated Poet Interview Series
Brewery Art Colony
Downtown Los Angeles
5/14/2016
Caley O'Dwyer is a poet and visual artist whose work earned an Academy of American Poets Prize in 1998 and a Helene Wurlitzer grant for poetry. He won the 2000 "Images of Texas" poetry contest judged by Yusef Komunyakaa for the Dallas Morning News. His first collection, Full Nova, was published in 2001 by Orchises Press. His forthcoming second collection, Light, Earth and Blue, features poems responding to the abstract paintings of Mark Rothko (1903-1970). In 2008, his poem Four Darks in Red, 1958 was displayed at a Rothko retrospective at the Tate Modern Museum in London alongside the painting for which it was written. His poems have appeared in numerous journals including The Spoon River Poetry Review, Prairie Schooner, and Ekphrasis. In this interview, he discusses the relationship between his writing and visual art work.
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