John Kinsella

John Kinsella’s recent books of poetry include Cellnight: a verse novel (Transit Lounge, 2023), Inlandica Argonautica (Vagabond, 2023) and Spirals: Vol 3 Collected Poems (UWAP, 2024).

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John Kinsella is the author of over seventy books of poetry, fiction, criticism, plays, edited works (such as The Penguin Book of Australian Poetry), and collaborative works. He has received many literary awards, including the Australian Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Poetry. Among his recent books published in Australia are Cellnight: a verse novel (Transit Lounge, 2023) and the poetry collection Argonautica Inlandica (Vagabond, 2023). Other recent Australian publications include: Hollow Earth (a novel: Transit Lounge, 2019), Lucida Intervalla (a novel: UWA Publishing, 2018); Supervivid Depastoralism (poetry: Vagabond, 2021), Pushing Back (stories: Transit Lounge, 2021), Displaced: a rural memoir (Transit Lounge, 2020), and his three volume collected poems, The Ascension of Sheep (UWAP, 2022), Harsh Hakea (UWAP, 2023) and Spirals (UWAP, 2024). He is an extraordinary Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge University, and Emeritus Professor of Literature and Environment at Curtin University. A frequent collaborator with other poets, writers, artist, musicians, and thinkers, he lives on Ballardong Noongar land at ‘Jam Tree Gully’ in the Western Australian wheatbelt (north of Toodyay). In 2007 he received the Christopher Brennan Award for Lifetime Achievement in Poetry.

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