Quiet on the Outside… is Kevin J. O'Conner's fourth collection of poetry. This time around, the poems are a mix of autobiography, observations of the world, dreams, whimsy, and exploration of short forms. O'Conner still employs a straightforward approach to tone and language, but works with an expanded palette.
Kevin J. O’Conner has more or less come to terms with his status as a poet/starving artist. Quiet on the Outside… is Kevin’s fourth collection of poems, following 2014’s Separation Anxiety and Journalism, 2015’s The Imperfect Document, and the experimental journal ‘Dear Monday…’ Love Notes from the Days of the Week. When not writing poetry, Kevin can be found editing documents from far-flung places, attending open-mic readings, taking photographs, and making large quantities of soup for personal consumption. He lives near Seattle with his two feline companions (a/k/a the domesticats), Lucy and Trixie—who bear the names of 1950s sitcom characters purely by coincidence.