mark o'connor - australian poet

about Mark O'Connor

Australian poet, literary scholar, and environmentalist, Mark O'Connor has published many books, plays and articles read more

poetry & drama

Pilbara - new book of prose and verse on the Pilbara- read more!

Planting the Dunk Botanic Gardens - was perfomred at the Adelaide Fringe 2009.

Olympic poet - Mark advocates the idea of an Olympic poet for the 2012 Games

Translation - of Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida and Twelfth Night into modern English verse


Pro-NOUNCE-it© - innovative software to assist new English speakers

other poets

AD Hope

Les Murray




High by the long island's side
the rubble banks swim in the evening light
death-grey and bleached white,
speckled together.

The Wind sings over the coelenterate dead
the hollow-gutted stone-sheath-dwellers
the lace-masons, the spicule shapers

the island-makers.


Written on One-Tree Island
Great Barrier Reef

sustainable population

Mark O'Connor's Blog - latest ideas and debate on sustainable population

Overloading Australia - highly acclaimed book on population and environment

Environment & Population - ideas, publications and media on population

Stable Population Party - a new political party providing choice on population size