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48 pages // Released February 28th 2021


Richard O’Brien’s The Dolphin House charts a failed NASA funded research project to teach a dolphin the English Language in a flooded apartment on a Caribbean Island. O’Brien’s poetry playfully shows off the surreal nature of the project, as well as its sinister elements, unravelling our dubious designs on interspecies communication with glittering intelligence and virtuoso command of language. A fantastically strange collection.


Richard O’Brien's publications include A Bloody Mess (Valley Press, 2015) and The Dolphin House (Broken Sleep, 2021), as well as work in a range of magazines and anthologies. He won an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors in 2017, and is a Lecturer in Creative Writing at Northumbria University. He was the Birmingham Poet Laureate 2018-2020. 

Richard O'Brien - The Dolphin House


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