John Kinsella, described by Michael Hulse as “the rising star of Australian poetry,” has often been compared, sometimes favorably, to such a luminary as Les Murray, the recent winner of the T.S. Eliot poetry prize. The two poets share a fascination for the endlessly creative possibilities of language, as well as an abiding interest in rural Australia, even though they approach it from very different ideological perspectives. An intriguing and sophisticated poet, Kinsella is said to have produced two bodies of work, one mostly pastoral, meditative, and narrative, the other experimental. The former is illustrated by The Silo, and the latter by Syzygy.
"John Kinsella's Poetry - Some Reflections,"
Antipodes: Vol. 12
, Article 4.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/antipodes/vol12/iss2/4