Peripheral Light: Selected and New Poems

Peripheral Light Selected and New Poems One of Australia s most vivid energetic and stormy poets a writer who turns to the natural world with a fierce light Edward Hirsch Washington Post Highly Recommended Poetry Books of

  • Title: Peripheral Light: Selected and New Poems
  • Author: John Kinsella
  • ISBN: 9780393327052
  • Page: 470
  • Format: Paperback
  • One of Australia s most vivid, energetic and stormy poets, a writer who turns to the natural world with a fierce light Edward Hirsch, Washington Post Highly Recommended Poetry Books of 2003

    One thought on “Peripheral Light: Selected and New Poems”

    1. John Kinsella is not a good poet. I don't understand the praise that keeps being lumped on the guy - or why he's a staple of the Australian literary landscape, are we that starved for good locally produced literature and poetry that we have to hold this up as the best we can do? If so, that's pretty bloody sad.

    2. I dip into this one now and then. I like Kinsella's careful choice of words lots of consonants, many unexpected choices, where a poet like Eavan Boland would tell you what she thinks in the most direct way. Kinsella definitely uses word choices to slow you down and make you taste his phrases, chew on them a bit.For example:Oyster catchersscout the tight rutilicbeach rust chartingrun-off lockedcross-rock up-coastfrom the boltedlighthousewhere two oceanssurge & rip & meet.(from Skippy Roc [...]

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