Eugene O'Connor


Columbus, OH
Ohio US

Author's Bio

Eugene O'Connor lives with his husband in Columbus, Ohio. After a career in academia and publishing, he retired from his position as Managing Editor and Acquiring Editor in Classics at The Ohio State University Press in 2017. He holds a BA in Latin from Canisius College (Buffalo, NY), an MA in Comparative Literature from the University of Rochester, and a Ph.D. in Classics from The University of California, Santa Barbara. In addition to poetry and translations, he has published numerous scholarly articles in peer-reviewed journals on classics and the classical tradition. His English translation, with introduction and notes, of Renaissance humanist Antonio Beccadelli's Hermaphroditus was published by Lexington Books in 2001.

Publications & Prizes

The Columbia Anthology of Gay Literature (Columbia University Press, 1998)
The Name of Love: Classic Gay Love Poems (St. Martin's Press, 1995)
Roman Poets of the Early Empire (Penguin, 1991)
Epigrams of Martial Englished by Divers Hands (University of California Press, 1987)
Wanderer at the World's Edge (Blue Light Press, 2022)
Derelict Mansions (Pudding House Press, 2011)
Avocet: A Journal of Nature Poems
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Pudding Magazine
Prizes won: 

Finalist for Gival Press poetry prize for poem "Gerard Manley Hopkins's Nightfall Fancies" (published in arlington literarary journal, October 2021)

2021 Blue Light Poetry Prize Finalist for chapbook "Wanderer at the World's Edge" (published 2022 by Blue Light Press)

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
The Age of Phillis by Honoree Fanonne Jeffers

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Adults, LGBTQ
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Born in: 
Lackawanna, NY
New York
Raised in: 
Buffalo, NY
New York
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Last update: Apr 16, 2022