Oisín Breen

Poet

Edinburgh
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Author's Bio

Oisín Breen is a 37 year-old poet, part-time PhD candidate in narratological complexity at Edinburgh University, and financial journalist, covering the registered investment advisory space in the US. He has 193 poems published in 95 journals and anthologies in 20 countries, and three collections.

Dublin born Breen's critically aclaimed debut collection, Flowers, all sorts in blossom, figs, berries, and fruits, forgotten was released Mar. 2020 by Edinburgh’s Hybrid Press. (https://hybriddreich.co.uk/product/oisin...)

He has a second, forthcoming collection of short works, (4² by 5), due out in early Autumn 2022, which will be published by Dreich.

His third collection, Lilies on the Deathbed of Étaín & Other Poems, a set of longer form works in an experimental ouevre is provisionally set for a January 2023 release through Beir Bua Press.

Breen is also shopping a further collection of long-form work, I am only the Song of Owls, and an a second collection of shorter form works 2³ by 5.

Primarily a proponent of long-form style-orientated poetry infused with the philosophical, Breen has been published (as a poet) in About Place, The North Dakota Quarterly, The Blue Nib, Books Ireland, the Seattle Star, Northern Gravy, Modern Literature, La Piccioletta Barca, the Bosphorus Review of Books, Mono, Zvona i Nari, New Plains Review, the Elevation Review, Dreich Magazine, Yellerzine, the New English Review, Griffel, Kairos, Black Poppy, Permeable Barrier, the Kleksograph, Spectra, the Loch Raven Review, Metaworker, Universe, Visual Verse, Fiery Scribe, the Lotus Eater, Discretionary Love, the Phantom Kangaroo, the Door is Ajar, New Feathers Anthology, the noir anthology, Autumn Noir, published by Unsettling Reads, Unbound Brooklyn Journal, the Madrigal, In Parentheses, Meniscus Australia, Cathexis Northwest, Red Ogre, the Riverbed Review, Drawn to the Light, Inklette, the Roadrunner Review, Nether, Book of Matches, Crowvus, Gaia Literary Review, New Note, Thieving Magpie, Reservoir Road, the Stratford Quarterly, Nevermore, Decomp Magazine, the Crow of Minerva, Stepaway Magazine, the Oxford Middle East ReviewExpanded Field, Rock & Sling, the Poetica Review, Shabd Aaweg, Consilience, Thimble Literary Magazine, Grub Street, Zvona i Nari, Heartwood, Kamena, Mortal Mag, WRFL, Interim, The Banyan Review, Euphony, October Hill, Sybil, MIROnline, the Poetica Review, Roi Fainéant, Lucent Dreaming, Amphora Magazine, Aji, The Saltbush Review, New Critique, the Silhouette press anthology Spirit of Fire and Dust, an anthology by Wingless Dreamer, Breath of Love, Gyroscope Review, Postscript, the Milk House, the anthology Penned Poetry for Parkinson's Research, and several now defunct online magazines from the early 2000s.

He also has work forthcoming in The Tahoma Literary Review, Inverted Syntax, Exacting Clam, Seventh Quarry, Drunk Monkeys, Free State Review, Abstract, and the anthology An Áitiúil.

In non-fiction, Breen is published in the Blue Mountain Review, as a social journalist, RIABiz.com as a financial journalist, FXStreet, as a foreign exchange trade reporter, where he was nominated as writer of the year, and SeekingAlpha as a stock analyst.

Listen to a podcast, discussing writing, and including a performance of 'The Lapwing', here: https://northerngravy.com/podcast-3/

Poems available to read online include:

Time moves swiftly even through the leaves of trees (the Seattle Star): https://www.seattlestar.net/2021/04/time...

October (the Seattle Star):
https://www.seattlestar.net/2021/06/octo...

The Path to Wonder Ever Carries Traces of Oblivion (the Bosphorus Review):
https://bosphorusreview.com/the-path-to-...

Cold Stone Does Not Carry Meaning (Visual Verse):
https://visualverse.org/submissions/cold...

The Borderland Furies (Metaworker):
https://www.themetaworker.com/2021/05/03...

Thirst and Vigil (La Piccioletta Barca):
https://www.picciolettabarca.com/posts/t...

Fatherhood and Sunday Afternoon (In Parentheses):
https://inparentheses.art/2021/08/20/fat...

An Auguring of Winter to Come (New English Review):
https://www.newenglishreview.org/custpag...

The Ruins Near Tongue (New English Review):
https://www.newenglishreview.org/Oisin_B...

Cathecism, and Winter (New English Review):
https://www.newenglishreview.org/custpag...

On Property (Mono): https://www.monofiction.org/post/on-prop...

The Ferryman (Zvona i Nari): https://www.zvonainari.hr/single-post/oi...

Reviews include:

The Seattle Star:
https://www.seattlestar.net/2021/03/befo...

World Literature Today:
https://www.worldliteraturetoday.org/202...

The Mechanics Institute Review:
http://mironline.org/reviewoisinbreen/

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
Spirit of Fire and Dust (Silhouette, 2022)
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Autumn Noir (Unsettling Reads, 2021)
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Breath of Love (Wingless Dreamer, 2021)
Books:
Lilies on the Deathbed of Étaín and other Poems (provisional title) (Beir Bua Press, 2023)
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(4² by 5) (due out late Summer 2022) (Dreich Press, 2022)
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Flowers, All Sorts in Blossom, Figs, Berries, and Fruits Forgotten (Dreich Press, 2020)
Journals: ,
Abstract Magazine
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Aji Magazine
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Banyan Review
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Bosphorus Review of Books
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Cathexis Northwest Press
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Door is a Jar Magazine
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Dreich
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Elevation Review
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Griffel
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In Parentheses
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Kairos Literary Magazine
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Kleksograph
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Loch Raven Review
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Meniscus
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MONO.
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New English Review
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Poetica Review
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Postscripts
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Roadrunner
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Seventh Quarry
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Spectra Poets
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Visual Verse: An Anthology of Art and Words
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ZiN Daily

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Irish
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Dublin
Ireland
Raised in: 
Dublin
Ireland
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Last update: Aug 26, 2022