About John Kinsella | States of Poetry WA - Series Two

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John Kinsella 240John Kinsella’s most recent volumes of poetry are On the Outskirts (UQP, 2017) Firebreaks (WW Norton, 2016), Drowning in Wheat: Selected poems 1980–2015 (Picador, 2016), and the three volume edition of his Graphology Poems 1995–2015 (Five Islands Press, 2016). His poetry collections have won a variety of awards, including the Prime Minister's Literary Award for Poetry and the Christopher Brennan Award for Poetry. His volumes of stories include In the Shade of the Shady Tree (Ohio University Press, 2012), Crow’s Breath (Transit Lounge, 2015), and Old Growth (Transit Lounge, 2017). His volumes of criticism include Activist Poetics: Anarchy in the Avon Valley (Liverpool University Press, 2010) and Polysituatedness (Manchester University Press, 2017). He is a Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge University, and Professor of Literature and Environment at Curtin University. With Tracy Ryan he is the co-editor of The Fremantle Press Anthology of The Western Australian Poetry (2017). He lives with his family in the Western Australian wheatbelt.

Poem

'Swimming Pool'

'Sui Generis'

'Detracking the Body Examinate'

'Grasshopper'

'Graphology Endgame 100: I am a dickhead'

Further Reading and Links

Mutually Said: Poets Vegan Anarchist Pacifist  - A blog shared between poets John Kinsella and Tracy Ryan

Wikipedia

Australian Poetry Library

Poetry Foundation