John Kinsella is the author of over thirty books. He is a Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge University. In 2007 he received the Fellowship of Australian Writers Christopher Brennan Award for lifetime achievement in poetry.
From Drowning in Wheat, a new collection of the best of three decades of John Kinsella's poetry.
How do you personally write a poem?Most often they appear in my head and I see them – on a kind of internal screen. I also compose poems while walking, as I find the rhythms of walking very compatible with organising words, phrases, lines and stanzas. I usually handwrite a draft in my ...
This week's poem is 'Burning Eyes' by John Kinsella. I find the intensity of this encounter with nature, and the mystery of it, compelling: the sense of a vivid presence, the consciousness behind...
We are delighted to announce that John Kinsella's 2011 collection Armour has been chosen as the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Poetry this year.
I had to share this wonderful review for John Kinsella's new collection, Armour, in Stride magazine. Armour, which has been shortlisted for the T S Eliot Prize, is described as 'a brilliant and necessary book'.
‘I consider myself a writer of the environment - an ethically and politically motivated writer who perceives each poem, each text I write, as part of a resistance against environmental damage’ - John Kinsella on nature writing.
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