A new drawing by Michael O’Leary appeared recently on the cover of Mark Pirie’s poetry book Old Hat.

The drawing was commissioned by HeadworX Publishers.

It is a drawing of a blues hat to fit the blues motif of Pirie’s book, and is also a nod to hat wearing Bob Dylan and poet-songwriter Leonard Cohen.

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An article on Michael O’Leary’s new book Wednesday’s Women by Jim Chipp appeared in December 2012 in the Kapiti Observer, The Wellingtonian and on the stuff.co.nz website at the link below:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/local-papers/kapiti-observer/entertainment/8057489/Woeful-neglect-of-women-writers-revealed