It’s a pleasure to announce that Patrick O’Reilly, whose poems were featured in NC’s May issue, is joining the masthead as a Contributor. His first poetry review is coming out in the current issue.
Patrick O’Reilly was raised in Renews, Newfoundland and Labrador, the son of a mechanic and a shop’s clerk. He just graduated from St. Thomas University, Fredericton, New Brunswick, and will begin work on an MFA at the University of Saskatchewan this coming fall. Twice he has won the Robert Clayton Casto Prize for Poetry, the judges describing his poetry as “appealingly direct and unadorned.”