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Activist poetics

Author: John Kinsella
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Essay : EnglishView all editions and formats
"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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Kinsella
ISBN: 9781846314698 1846314690
OCLC Number: 977568994
Description: xi, 223 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: AcknowledgementsMap of Avon ValleyIntroduction: Blood & Salt - Niall Lucy1. Herewith the (Auto) Razo: Activism and the Poet2. Standing Up to Aggressors3. Why I Am a Pacifist4. Plagues & Bioethics5. Refugees & Australia6. Wheatbelt Isohalines & the Making of Isopleths:The 'Annihilation of Distance' & Other Subtexts associated with the Creation of a Sequence of Poems7. Half-Masts: A Prosody of Telecommunications8. Geodysplasia: Geographical Abnormalities & Anomalies of an Activist Poetics9. Activist Readings of Three Australian Poems10. Working with Coral Hull on Zoo (A Collaboration)11. De-mapping & Reconnoitring Notions of Boundaries -Mutually Said: Blogging & Acting12. Poetry, Justice & the Court13. The School of Environmental Poetics & Creativity Coda: VisitorsAppendix 1. On Anarchism: Tracy Ryan InterviewsJohn KinsellaAppendix 2. Dialogue on Vegan Ethics: John Kinsella &Tracy RyanReferenceIndex
Responsibility: John Kinsella ; introduction by Niall Lucy.


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,  Read more...


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