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Pamela O'Shaughnessy


“Reading Pam O’Shaughnessy, one quickly discovers an erudite, intelligent, thoughtful, and funny—yes—funny poet... this is a dark and absurdist humor, rooted firmly in the Surrealist feeling of juxtaposition, an unreality rooted in the real, and many of the poems deal with power and control—the ability or inability of the subjects (most of the poems deal with characters) to affect their world… She is a poet who has found the beauty, humor, and pathos in the world and is able to convert it into eminently readable—and enjoyable—poetry.”
—Brendan McEntee, Triggerfish Critical Review

486 pages, 7" x 10"
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-61170-119-7

Published by: Robertson Publishing (RP

Figments and other poems

Purchase "Figments and other poems" from Ingram Books or any of the links below:
Note to the Reader Note, pg 2
Pamela O'Shaughnessy

Pamela O’Shaughnessy is a Harvard-trained lawyer who, after sixteen years of legal practice, turned to fiction and poetry. She and her sister Mary have written fifteen books of suspense and mystery which have sold over eight million copies worldwide. Eight of their books have been New York Times bestsellers.

Pam has been published in numerous poetry journals and has been a featured poet in the Triggerfish Critical Review. Her first poetry collection, FLYING AT SEA-LEVEL, was published in 2007, and she published an anthology of twenty-first century poetry, BURNING GORGEOUS, in 2010. FIGMENTS and other poems is a comprehensive selection of her poetry to date. Pam lives on the California Central Coast.



seven 21st century poets:

William Fairbrother
Pamela O'Shaughnessy
J. R. Pearson
Steve Parker
Beth Vieira
Greg Grummer
David Mehler

Seven poets from three countries, forty pages each, and no rules—this is Burning Gorgeous, an anthology of new, experimental poetry edited and published by the poets themselves. In contrast to most of the western poetry published today, these poems have been written and published outside academia by poets who found each other in an Internet poetry forum.

Burning can be passionate or corrosive or destructive, but it is always full-force. Gorgeous things are more than beautiful; they seem flawed or even ugly at first, because the new is always dissonant, always strange.

“With this book you get seven books. You get the manifesto of a romantic scrawled on mummy toilet paper, the diary of an alien child with a brain the size of three yellow-pages, the psalter of a martyr scrawling his own ecstasy upon the violence of others, the ship’s log of Marco Polo Mouse, the textbook that infinitely writes itself, the collected dictations of a stenographer with exploding head syndrome, and the apocrypha of a prophet who can’t see five minutes ahead. All in all, quite a bargain, I’d think.” —Don Zirilli, Editor of Now Culture



Burning Gorgeous ~ Seven 21st Century Poets

288 pages, 7" x 10"
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-935125-79-2
Hardback (Laminated) ISBN: 978-1-935125-81-5

Published by: Robertson Publishing (RP)

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