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Kinsella, John 1963-

Works: 201 works in 540 publications in 3 languages and 15,614 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Short stories  Fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PR9619.3.K55, 821.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Kinsella
Spatial relations : essays, reviews, commentaries, and chorography by John Kinsella( )

23 editions published between 1905 and 2013 in English and held by 1,613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These volumes present John Kinsella's uncollected critical writings and personal reflections from the early 1990s to the present. Included are extended pieces of memoir written in the Western Australian wheatbelt and the Cambridge fens, as well as acute essays and commentaries on the nature and genesis of personal and public poetics. Pivotal are a sense of place and how we write out of it; pastoral's relevance to contemporary poetry; how we evaluate and critique (post)colonial creativity and intrusion into Indigenous spaces; and engaged analysis of activism and responsibility in poetry and literary discourse. The author is well-known for saying he is preeminently an "anarchist, vegan, pacifist"--Not stock epithets, but the raison d'etre behind his work. The collection moves from overviews of contemporary Australian poetry to studies of such writers as Randolph Stow and Ouyang Yu, and on to numerous book reviews of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction, originally published in newspapers and journals from around the world
Redstart : an ecological poetics by Forrest Gander( )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poets Forrest Gander and John Kinsella offer an experiment, a collaborative volume of prose and poetry that investigates-both thematically and formally-the relationship between nature and culture, language and perception. They ask whether, in an age of globalization, industrialization, and rapid human population growth, an ethno
Tide by John Kinsella( )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The coast and dreams of being by the water are never far away in Kinsella's surprising stories of Australian small town life. They summon in us both longing and fear at the recollection of our own childhoods, families, friends and upbringings. Flight is a possibility. A boy builds a rocket from 44-gallon drums and packing cases, a lone farmer travels to London to glimpse the snow his late mother once spoke of, inseparable mates relocate to the inner city. But the elemental mystery of place, of the country, of the sea, invariably draws them back
In the shade of the shady tree : stories of wheatbelt Australia by John Kinsella( )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a collection of stories set in the Western Australian wheatbelt, a vast grain-growing area that ranges across the southwestern end of the immense Australian interior. Kinsella.s stories offer glimpses into the lives of the people who call this area home
Polysituatedness : a poetics of displacement by John Kinsella( )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Kinsella is one of the pre-eminent poets writing today; Polysituatedness provides a sequel to his critical work Disclosed Poetics. If offers an approach to creating poems and literary texts constituted by multiple places, considering the relationships that occur between place, individual and the natural environment
On the outskirts by John Kinsella( )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by the natural worlds surrounding T3 Bingen in Germany, Cambridge in England, the village of Schull in southwest Ireland and the West Australian wheatbelt, Kinsella explores through his poems the protection and valuing of human and animal life, and the environment itself. Reflecting on how the local and international are in constant flux and exchange, these poems consider the plight of refugees, the degradation of the natural world, militarisation and the tensions of global violence. As Kinsella contemplates the failure of public memory to memorialise and adequately face the horrors of the past, he reflects on the unresolved issues of history such as Nazism (Germany) and colonisation (Ireland and Australia). Influenced by William Blake's poetry and art, in particular Dante's Divine Comedy, Kinsella evokes in his poems a strong relationship between the visual and textual. On the Outskirts is a work of strangeness and alienation, but also a work in which a light of redemption is sought - a rehabilitation in the human character and the healing power of 'nature'
The Fremantle Press anthology of Western Australian poetry by John Kinsella( )

5 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""The Fremantle Press Anthology of Western Australian Poetry is a comprehensive survey of the state's poets from the 19th century to today. Featuring work from 134 poets, and including the work of many WA Indigenous poets, this watershed anthology brings together the poems that have contributed to and defined the ways that Western Australians see themselves." --Publisher description
Peripheral light : selected and new poems by John Kinsella( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Kinsella is a celebrated Australian poet with an international reputation. The publication of this volume with the selection and introduction written by the distinguished author and scholar Harold Bloom is recognition of Kinsella's prodigious talent
Poems, 1980-1994 by John Kinsella( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Divine comedy : journeys through a regional geography : three new works by John Kinsella( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Kinsella's "distractions" on Dante's Divine Comedy take the reader on highly visual journeys through Purgatorio: Up Close, Paradiso: Rupture, and Inferno: Leisure Centre before the cycle twists back to its beginning. Set in a small area of a large place, a patch of the wheatbelt in Western Australia, the reader accompanies the poet and his guide through a phantasmagoria of the real and imagined, of nature in its full regalia, resisting forces of damage and indifference that would see it destroyed. This is a book of hope and redemption that faces up to the terror and trauma in all of us, the terror and trauma we play out on the world, often unwittingly. This is a radical and lyrical book, deeply concerned with the macro and the micro, the regional and the international. Kinsella has created a world in which heaven, hell, and purgatory coexist, even require each other."--Jacket
The new Arcadia : poems by John Kinsella( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A culmination of twenty-five years of work on the "pastoral" and "landscape," The New Arcadia is John Kinsella's most fully realized work yet. Viewing his native Western Australia with different lenses zooming in and out - macro and micro and wide-angle - it's a snapshot and a time lapse, a "new" pastoral that recognizes the cultural inheritance as well as the cultural baggage of the bucolic."--Jacket
Jam Tree Gully : poems by John Kinsella( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects the author's poems about understanding humanity's responsibility and bond to the land
Sand by Robert Drewe( )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renowned novelist and creative non-fiction writer, Robert Drewe, teams up with internationally acclaimed poet, John Kinsella, to explore a common geography in poetry and prose. Sand is quintessentially Australian. It is a property from which many of our stories, assumptions and geographical reckonings are drawn. For Drewe and Kinsella, it evokes the memories - both personal and cultural - that inspire the writing in this book
The hunt & other poems by John Kinsella( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection of all new poetry, John Kinsella portrays the lives and landscapes of modern rural Australia in emotionally charged poems which reinvent the possibilities of language. He has dusted down the pastoral, and made it a vibrant, contemporary form. The Hunt offers a fine retrospective of rural Australia by honoring it with the full strength and capacities of the language
Disclosed poetics : beyond landscape and lyricism by John Kinsella( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Kinsella explores a contemporary poetics and pedagogy as it emerges from his reflections on his own writing and teaching, and on the work of other poets, particularly contemporary writers, with whom he feels some affinity. At the heart of the book is Kinsella's attempt to reconsider and critique pastoral in the context of a globalised world (Kinsella himself has written and taught in the USA, the UK, and his native Australia), and to conceptualise an environmentally and politically just poetry. The book has an important autobiographical element, as Kinsella explores the pulse of his poetic imagination through significant moments and passages of his life."--Jacket
Armour by John Kinsella( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With Armour, the great Australian poet John Kinsella has written his most spiritual work to date and his most politically engaged. The world in which these poems unfold is strangely poised between the material and the immaterial, and everything which enters it kestrel and fox, moth and almond does so illuminated by its own vivid
Visitants by John Kinsella( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Kinsella delights in disturbance. He writes a brilliant new Australian pastoral of superphosphates, firebreaks, emu hunts wheat weighing, rearing tractors and paddy melons. His poems grab the traditions of the pastoral with both hands and twist them to fit a lanscape."--- Back Cover
Firebreaks : poems by John Kinsella( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Known for a poetry both experimental, "activist," and lyrical that reinvents the pastoral, John Kinsella considers his and his family's life at Jam Tree Gully, in the Western Australian wheatbelt, and his deeply felt ecological concerns in this new cycle of poems about place, landscape, home, and absence
The Penguin anthology of Australian poetry( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a comprehensive survey of Australian poetic achievement, ranging from early colonial and indigenous verse to contemporary work, from the major poets to those who deserve to be better recognised. It is wide in scope and bold in ambition. With an introductory essay by John Kinsella and biographical notes for all poets, The Penguin Anthology of Australian Poetry presents the full measure of Australian poetic talent. It is rich, daring and illuminating."--Provided by publisher
The best Australian stories 2017( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Best Australian Stories, acclaimed writer Maxine Beneba Clarke brings together our country's leading literary talents. An award-winning short-story writer herself, Clarke selects exceptional stories that resonate with experience and truth, and celebrate the art of storytelling."--Publisher's description
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Peripheral light : selected and new poems
Peripheral light : selected and new poemsPoems, 1980-1994Divine comedy : journeys through a regional geography : three new worksThe new Arcadia : poemsJam Tree Gully : poemsSandThe hunt & other poemsDisclosed poetics : beyond landscape and lyricism
Alternative Names
Heywood, John 1963-

John Kinsella

John Kinsella australischer Dichter

John Kinsella contemporary Australian poet

John Kinsella poeta australianu

Kinsella, Džon, 1963-

Kinsella, John Vincent 1963-