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Activist poetics : anarchy in the Avon Valley

Author: John Kinsella; Niall Lucy
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Essay : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"John Kinsella is a major poet for whom poetry is never enough. Pacifist, vegan, ecological campaigner, he argues passionately for the writer to engage with the world. Not since Shelley has there been such radical, ethically driven criticism. The verbal intelligence at work is as acute as the scope is large. An exhilarating constellation of interview, essay, polemic, lecture, memoir, apologia and verse, Activist
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: John Kinsella; John Kinsella; John Kinsella
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Kinsella; Niall Lucy
ISBN: 9781846314698 1846314690
OCLC Number: 503545373
Description: xi, 224 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Herewith the (Auto) Razó : activism and the poet --
Standing up to aggressors --
Why I am a pacifist --
Plagues & bioethics --
Refugees & Australia --
Wheatbelt isohalines & the making of isopleths : the "Annihilation of Distance" & other subtexts associated with the creation of a sequence of poems --
Half-masts : a prosody of telecommunication --
Geodysplasia : geographical abnormalities & anomalies of an activist poetics --
Activist readings of three australian poems --
Working with Coral Hull on Zoo (a collaboration) --
De-mapping & reconnoitring notions of boundaries : Mutually Said : blogging & acting --
Poetry, justice & the court --
The school of environmental poetics & creativity.
Responsibility: John Kinsella ; edited with an introduction by Niall Lucy.

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