Profile: Terry O'Connor

About This Author

A retired academic and archaeologist, Terry O’Connor lives in Burley-in-Wharfedale, where he reads, writes and gardens. He views poetry as a form of yoga for the mind, keeping it focussed but flexible, and admits to influences ranging from Emily Dickinson and Thomas Hardy to John Cooper Clarke. When not seeking a rhyme for ‘orange’, Terry likes classical music, walking and birdsong, dislikes hypocrisy and celery, spends too much time on Twitter and talks to any available cat.

This Author's Books

Ossuary is a book for devotees of bones ancient and modern, drawn from the author's decades of research and teaching experience. A sequence of essays introduces bone itself and how it works, the structure and mechanics of animal skeletons, and how ancient....
ISBN: 9781839451720
Published: 22 January 2020
Out To Grass is the second collection of poems by T.P. O'Connor, a retired professor who lives in Yorkshire and enjoys playing with words. The collection includes reflections on the writer's life, poems addressed to historical characters, some that are in....
ISBN: 9781839451027
Published: 5 December 2019
Why read poetry? We are inundated with words every waking hour: shouting, coaxing, warning, lying words hurled around as if there were an inexhaustible supply. Poetry supplies the antidote: small, precise pieces of writing in which every word is considere....
ISBN: 9781788761246
Published: 17 November 2017