04/27/2018

 

The doctor
Washes his hands
Nine months

 

He says until
We deliver your
Life or death

AUTHOR'S NOTE:

“Ninety-Three” is a poem from O’Brien’s manuscript-in-progress, entitled Strange City, a “chronicle in poems” of his and his wife’s concurrent diagnoses and treatments for cancer.

 

BIO:

Dan O’Brien is an internationally produced and published playwright and poet, whose awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship in Drama & Performance Art, and, in the UK, the Fenton-Aldeburgh First Collection Prize. O’Brien’s poetry collections are War Reporter (CB Editions 2013, Hanging Loose Press 2013), Scarsdale (CB Editions 2014, Measure Press 2015), and New Life (CB Editions 2015, Hanging Loose Press 2016). Dan O’Brien: Plays One was published in 2017 by Oberon Books in London. He frequently teaches playwriting at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. O’Brien lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Jessica St. Clair, and their daughter Isobel.
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