POEMS FROM MY YOUTH
Nathanael O’Reilly was born in Warrnambool and raised in Ballarat, Brisbane and Shepparton.
After attending university at Monash and Ballarat, he moved overseas in 1995,
spending extended periods in England, Ireland, Germany, the Ukraine and the United States,
where he currently resides with his American wife and daughter. O’Reilly is an Assistant Professor of English
at The University of Texas at Tyler, where he teaches literature and academic writing.
His poetry has been published in journals and anthologies in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, New Caledonia, India, England
and the United States, including LiNQ, Blackmail Press, Harvest, Transnational Literature, Mascara Literary Review,
Windmills, Postcolonial Text, Southern Ocean Review, Prosopisia, Antipodes, White Leaf Review,
Red River Review, Correspondances Oceaniennes and The Oklahoma Review.
He is the author of the chapbook Symptoms of Homesickness (Picaro Press, 2010),
from which he will read a number of poems,
many of them set in Victoria, which he still considers home.
The poems engage with people, places and events from the author's childhood and youth.