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Activist Poetics: Anarchy in the Avon Valley

John Kinsella

Niall Lucy (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314698
eISBN:
9781846316142
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316142
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

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, ... More


Coda: Visitors

in Activist Poetics: Anarchy in the Avon Valley

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314698
eISBN:
9781846316142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846314698.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter presents some final thoughts. Kinsella talks about his increasing focus on the block of stony ground on a hillside he has always considered his home place — the land of the Ballardong ... More


De-mapping & Reconnoitring Notions of Boundaries – Mutually Said: Blogging & Acting

in Activist Poetics: Anarchy in the Avon Valley

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314698
eISBN:
9781846316142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846314698.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses several topics including veganic garden poetics; a poem by Norman Cameron entitled ‘The Invader’; the origins of Kinsella's Wheatbelt Gothics; the poetic dynamics of local ... More


Working with Coral Hull on Zoo (A Collaboration)

in Activist Poetics: Anarchy in the Avon Valley

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314698
eISBN:
9781846316142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846314698.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter describes Kinsella's collaborative book with Coral Hull entitled Zoo. The title does not refer purely to their visit to Taronga Park Zoo, but to human interaction with animals in ... More


Standing Up to Aggressors

in Activist Poetics: Anarchy in the Avon Valley

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314698
eISBN:
9781846316142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846314698.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter describes how Kinsella uses Henry David Thoreau's Walden as a framework to make points about ecological issues. Having lived in America, England and Australia, Walden allows Kinsella a ... More


Herewith the (Auto) Razó: Activism and the Poet

in Activist Poetics: Anarchy in the Avon Valley

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314698
eISBN:
9781846316142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846314698.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter is an (auto) razó for an activist poetics. Here, Kinsella shares that before he takes a public action — write a letter of complaint, give a public lecture, attend a protest — he ... More


Half-Masts: A Prosody of Telecommunications

in Activist Poetics: Anarchy in the Avon Valley

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314698
eISBN:
9781846316142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846314698.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter explains Kinsella's objection to mobile phone base stations. More recently, this aversion has been extended to wireless Internet technology with its colonisation of public and private ... More


Refugees & Australia

in Activist Poetics: Anarchy in the Avon Valley

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314698
eISBN:
9781846316142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846314698.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter presents Kinsella's views about the Australia's campaign against refugee ‘incursion’. He believes that most Australians, including himself, are complicit in this outrage — maybe even ... More


The School of Environmental Poetics & Creativity

in Activist Poetics: Anarchy in the Avon Valley

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314698
eISBN:
9781846316142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846314698.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter presents Kinsella's manifesto for a school of environmental poetics and creativity. The school aims to create an alternative place of tertiary study concentrating on the arts and ... More


Plagues & Bioethics

in Activist Poetics: Anarchy in the Avon Valley

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314698
eISBN:
9781846316142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846314698.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter presents Kinsella's views about genetically modified foods. He argues that the modification of genes, the infiltrations of animal, human and plant DNA, open whole new territories for ... More


Geodysplasia: Geographical Abnormalities & Anomalies of an Activist Poetics

in Activist Poetics: Anarchy in the Avon Valley

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314698
eISBN:
9781846316142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846314698.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter describes how Kinsella turns to poetry, with its expectations of anomaly and ambiguity, in attempting to deal with conflicting conditions of presence and interaction with land. It ... More


Activist Readings of Three Australian Poems

in Activist Poetics: Anarchy in the Avon Valley

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314698
eISBN:
9781846316142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846314698.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter presents readings of three poems: A. D. Hope's ‘The Death of the Bird’ (1948); C. J. Brennan's ‘The Wanderer’ (1914); and John Boyle O'Reilly's ‘The Dukite Snake’ (c. 1873).


Poetry, Justice & the Court

in Activist Poetics: Anarchy in the Avon Valley

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314698
eISBN:
9781846316142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846314698.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter presents Kinsella's views about courts and poetry. He believes that rather than functioning as vehicles for depriving individuals and groups of freedom and liberty for their ... More


Why I Am a Pacifist

in Activist Poetics: Anarchy in the Avon Valley

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314698
eISBN:
9781846316142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846314698.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter explains Kinsella's views about pacificism. He believes that pacifism extends to all living creatures: he does not eat them, does not consciously exploit them, and does not make ... More


Wheatbelt Isohalines & the Making of Isopleths: The ‘Annihilation of Distance’ & Other Subtexts Associated with the Creation of a Sequence of Poems

in Activist Poetics: Anarchy in the Avon Valley

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314698
eISBN:
9781846316142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846314698.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The Dictionary of Geography defines an isopleth as ‘A line on a map drawn through places having the same value of a certain element. Such lines show the geographical distribution of the elements’. ... More


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