John Kinsella explores a contemporary poetics and pedagogy as it emerges from his reflections on his own writing and teaching, and on the work of other poets, particularly contemporary writers with which he feels some affinity. At the heart of the book is Kinsella's attempt to elaborate his vision of a species of pastoral that is adequate to a globalised world (Kinsella himself writes and teaches in the USA, the UK and his native Australia), and an environmentally and politically just poetry. The book has an important autobiographical element, as Kinsella explores the pulse of his poetic imagination through significant moments and passages of his life. Whilst theoretically informed, the book is accessibly written and highly engaging.And I enjoyed the physicality of the manual typewriter, its just being enough technology. ... The shed is not an easy place to negotiate - it is jam-packed with my brothera#39;s shearing things, his grinder for cleaning up combs ... It is meditative, on the level of allowing or giving a sense of more time, of not being able to push the body so hard, though my mother at between 90 to 100 words per 76 Disclosed poetics.
|Publisher||:||Manchester University Press - 2007|