(The history of the Irish is full of exhilarating stories,...)
The history of the Irish is full of exhilarating stories, noble achievements, cliff-hanging dramas, profound tragedies, and indefatigable perseverance - a history Clan Kinsella helped create. Experience this history. Feel the rush of a warrior during battle, the thrill of a noble engaged in a cattle raid, the concern of a famished farmer during spring plowing, and the comfort of a feasting clan listening to its file on Hallows Eve.
(John Kinsella is known internationally as the acclaimed a...)
John Kinsella is known internationally as the acclaimed author of more than thirty books of poetry and prose, but in tandem with - and often directly through - his creative and critical work, Kinsella is also a prominent activist. In this important collection of essays the vegan anarchist pacifist poet claims that poetry can act as a vital form of resistance to a variety of social and ethical ills, in particular, ecological damage and abuse.
(The damage humans have perpetrated on our environment has...)
The damage humans have perpetrated on our environment has certainly affected a poet’s means and material. But can poetry be ecological? Can it display or be invested with values that acknowledge the economy of the interrelationship between the human and the nonhuman realms? Aside from issues of theme and reference, how might syntax, line break, or the shape of the poem on the page express ecological ethics?
(The premise the author uses to make his very strong point...)
The premise the author uses to make his very strong point against state interference and the decimation of a fragile environment is a two-section work of thoughtful poetry. In the first section, John Kinsella assumes the identity of the mythical Irish king Suibhne (aka Sweeney).
(A lucida intervalla is a Latin phrase describing one of t...)
A lucida intervalla is a Latin phrase describing one of those startling “lucid intervals” experienced by the insane. Lucida Intervalla, as imagined by John Kinsella - the Australian poet and novelist - is an art journalist, artist, and social media sensation whose brilliant presence beguiles every one around her.
(The final book in the Jam Tree Gully trilogy, Open Door c...)
The final book in the Jam Tree Gully trilogy, Open Door continues Kinsella’s investigation into environmental responsibility and the complexity of our connection to the land of rural Australia.
(The Australian poet John Kinsella’s vivid and urgent new ...)
The Australian poet John Kinsella’s vivid and urgent new collection addresses the crisis of being that currently afflicts us: Kinsella addresses a situation where the creations of the human imagination, the very means by which we extend our empathies into the world - art, music, and philosophy - suddenly find themselves in a world that not only denies their importance but can sometimes seem to have no use for them at all.
Since the publication of his first major collection of poetry, Night Parrots, in 1983, John Kinsella has become known as one of the most innovative and prolific Australian poets working today.
His The New Arcadia (2007) is a book-length exploration of Western Australia’s timeless and timeworn landscape; the book is informed by the history of the country and the bucolic poetic tradition. Kinsella’s recent books of poetry include Firebreaks (2016), Drowning in Wheat: Selected Poems (2016), and Insomnia (2019).
Kinsella has taught at universities in Australia and at Kenyon College in the United States. Founding editor of the journal Salt in Australia, he serves as an international editor at the Kenyon Review.
(The Australian poet John Kinsella’s vivid and urgent new ...)2019
(John Kinsella is known internationally as the acclaimed a...)2010
(The final book in the Jam Tree Gully trilogy, Open Door c...)2018
(The history of the Irish is full of exhilarating stories,...)2008
(The premise the author uses to make his very strong point...)2018
(A lucida intervalla is a Latin phrase describing one of t...)2018
(A follow-up to the critically acclaimed Jam Tree Gully, F...)2016
(The damage humans have perpetrated on our environment has...)2012
In his “Alternative Biography,” Kinsella describes himself as “a supporter of worldwide indigenous rights, and an absolute supporter of land rights.” He has been a “vegan anarchist pacifist” for 33 years.
Quotations: “I am a vegan anarchist pacifist of many years. I am a strong supporter of cultural respect and indigenous rights. I believe in spiritual freedom and gender liberation. I campaign for environmental awareness and animal warfare.”