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Firebreaks
Author: John Kinsella

ISBN: 9780393352610
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 14 March 2016
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 13.8 x 1.9
Description:
A follow-up to the critically acclaimed Jam Tree Gully, Firebreaks records life and ecology in Western Australia. Known for a poetry both experimental, "activist," and lyrical that reinvents the pastoral, John Kinsella considers his and his family's life at Jam Tree Gully, in the Western Australian wheatbelt, and his deeply felt ecological concerns in this new cycle of poems about place, landscape, home, and absence. Part One, "Internal Exile," explores issues of departure and return as well as alienation in Jam Tree Gully. Part Two, "Inside Out," reevaluates how Kinsella and his family deal with ideas of "space" and proximity while also looking out into the wider world. How do we read an ecology as refuge? What lines of communication with the outside world need to be kept open? As Paul Kane observed in World Literature Today, "In Kinsella's poetry . . . are lands marked by isolation and mundane violence and by a terrible transcendent beauty."

About the Author

John Kinsella is a poet, novelist, critic, and editor. The author of more than forty books, he is the international...

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