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Kinsella, John

John Kinsella was born in Western Australia in 1963. In 1996 he received a Young Australian Creative Fellowship, and was awarded a two-year Fellowship from the Literature Fund of the Australia Council. He was made an artist By-Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge, UK, in 1997 and a Fellow in 1998. He is the founding editor of the literary magazine SALT and international editor of The Kenyon Review, and is Professor of English at Kenyon College in the USA. He has published over twenty collections of poetry, most recently The Hierarchy of Sheep (2001) and Rivers (2002). He is the editor of Michael Dransfield – A Retrospective, published by UQP in 2002.<#InMedia#><#AuthorVideo#><#AuthorWebsite#><#AuthorTwitter#><#AuthorFaceBook#>
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Divine Comedy: Journeys Through A Regional Geography

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Inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy, John Kinsella’s ‘distractions’ create a world in which heaven, hell and purgatory co-exist. Set in the wheatbelt zone of Western Australia, Kinsella’s Divine Comedy takes the reader on a journey through the real and imagined and nature in its full regalia. This is a book of hope and redemption that faces up to the terrors and traumas in all of us.


Michael Dransfield: A Retrospective

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Always controversial, poet Michael Dransfield's life story has tended to obscure his talent and achievement. Tales of drugs, sexual ambiguity and mythical and ancestral kingdoms have become iconic in the story of Michael Dransfield. However, he was much more. Visionary, poet-ecologist, minstrel, a writer of remarkable dexterity and versatility, he published four collections in three years and another three appeared after his death at 24. While never simply a young poet of his age - the late 60s and early 70s - he was connected to the popular culture of his time and place. He intended to change the world, and believed in the power of his own voice. Linguistically innovative and ahead of his time in so many ways, he also looked back. He was undoubtedly one of the great poets writing in English in his era, whose resonances are increasingly pertinent. Dransfield links the innovations of late twentieth-century Australian poetry with that revolutionary implosion of Ern Malley. This is the first publication of Michael Dransfield selected poems, gathered from every book in his relatively considerable output. They were chosen by poet and critic John Kinsella, whose lively Introduction positions this indelible Australian poet at an international level.


On The Outskirts

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A stunning new collection by one of Australia’s most celebrated poets.