Exquisite corpse poem in The Seattle Star

Recently I participated in another Creative Commons celebration in Seattle. As part of the festivities, participants were asked to contribute a couple of lines to an exquisite corpse poem—a poem constructed a line or two at a time, which each participant seeing and responding to only a single line. The Seattle Star, the fine folks [...]


Two poems for Spindrift 2018!

I received notice today that two of my previously unpublished poems, ‘eterne’ and ‘______ and ______’, will appear in the forthcoming edition of Spindrift. The 2018 issue should be available in May or June. (16 February 2018)

The Lilac Years—March 16th!

Moments ago, I uploaded the cover and interior PDFs of The Lilac Years for review. Scheduled release date: March 16, 2018. Here is a look at the cover—front, back, and spine:     Including front and back matter, it comes to a total of 214 pages. Retail price will be $20. As shown on the back cover, [...]

Everett Poetry Night—December 7!

Cheese and crackers—the day is almost here! On Thursday, December 7, I will be the featured poet for Everett Poetry Night at Café Zippy in, well, Everett. The festivities begin at 6:30 with Tanner Deraitus playing some music, followed by open mic at 7—then it’s my turn around 8. (Yes, my car is unlikely to be [...]

More new stuff!

If two new books weren’t enough, here is more new stuff! The 2017 Poetry Marathon Anthology—which includes my poem ‘Red’—is now available from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/2017-Poetry-Marathon-Anthology/dp/1942344031/ For your online enjoyment, The Seattle Star have recently posted a couple of things I was involved in. On November 16th, they posted an exquisite-corpse poem I contributed a couple of lines [...]

‘Dear Thursday…’ Available now!

‘Dear Thursday…’ is now officially available from the following: Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0998878138/ Canada: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/0998878138/ UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0998878138/ France: https://www.amazon.fr/dp/0998878138/ Germany: https://www.amazon.de/dp/0998878138/ Spain: https://www.amazon.es/dp/0998878138/ Brazil: https://www.amazon.com.br/dp/0998878138/ India: https://www.amazon.in/dp/0998878138/ Japan: https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/0998878138/ (Kindle editions can also be accessed through these links.) Barnes & Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dear-thursday-love-notes-to-the-days-of-the-week-volume-four-kevin-j-oconner/1127288533?ean=9780998878133 Powell’s Books http://www.powells.com/book/dear-thursday-9780998878133/61-0 Smashwords (ePub/Kindle) https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/755306 More links as I become aware of them. In [...]

For your ‘Cyber Monday’ shopping consideration

Now that we have entered the official year-end shopping season, I submit the following for your consideration: My most recent books ‘Dear Thursday…’ Love Notes to the Days of the Week, Volume Four https://ordinaryaveragethoughts.wordpress.com/2017/11/16/dear-thursday-pre-order-links/ 8: Eight-word Poems https://ordinaryaveragethoughts.wordpress.com/2017/10/20/8-eight-word-poems-now-in-the-marketplace/ https://ordinaryaveragethoughts.wordpress.com/2017/10/27/8-eight-word-poems-e-book-edition-available-now/ This Is Not the Book  That Will Save Your Life https://www.kevinjoconner.com/index.php/this-is-not-the-book-that-will-save-your-life/ For the rest of my [...]