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On the Outskirts

On the Outskirts

Winner of the 2018 Wesley Michel Wright Prize

by John Kinsella
Paperback
Publication Date: 29/05/2017

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**Winner of the 2018 Wesley Michel Wright Prize**

Inspired by the natural worlds surrounding Tubingen 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'.

ISBN:
9780702259807
9780702259807
Category:
Poetry by individual poets
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
29-05-2017
Publisher:
University of Queensland Press
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
112
Dimensions (mm):
196x130x14mm
Weight:
0.14kg
John Kinsella

John Kinsella's most recent volumes of poetry are Sack and Drowning in Wheat: Selected Poems His collection, Jam Tree Gully (WW Norton, 2012), won the 2013 Prime Minister's Award for Poetry.

His volume of stories In the Shade of the Shady Tree (Ohio University Press, 2012) was shortlisted for the Steele Rudd Award. Tide, a collection of stories, was published by Transit Lounge in 2013. Crow's Breath (Transit Lounge, 2015) was shortlisted for WA Premier's Book Awards Fiction Prize 2016.

He is a Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge University, a Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia, and Professor of Sustainability and Literature at Curtin University.

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