Niall O’Sullivan’s first collection, ‘you’re not singing anymore’ (flipped eye, 2004), explores religion, youth, and the many faces of London. It was received with widespread acclaim, becoming a 20th Century bestseller on Amazon.co.uk. In ‘Ventriloquism for Monkeys,’ his second, he turns his attention to science, memory, evolution and ideology.
“Niall O’Sullivan is known as a host and champion of live poetry in London. It’s tempting to call his second collection a crossover – yet these don’t read like performance pieces tamed for the page, for Niall is no genre hybrid, he is simply a good writer – warm, smart, thoughtful. His poetry inhabits a place where pertinence and impertinence meet.”