John Kinsella(Australia, 1963)
John Kinsella has a long record of service as poet and teacher. He has written more than 20 collections: recently Firebreaks (2016) and Drowning in Wheat: Selected Poems (2016). Kinsella's poetry moves between an experimental and a narrative register but virtually always departs from the landscape, starting from a place where the memory, but also the raging of the present and the damage resulting from it become visible. In his poetry, he does not seek contemplation but rather an active form of protest, proceeding from linguistic disobedience by disrupting meanings and sentence structure, by bringing together things of different kinds. John Kinsella is one of the small number of poets who manage to combine a critical and activist perspective convincingly with the ambiguity and multiple meanings of good poetry.
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Anne Kawala, Dumitru Crudu, Gozo Yoshimasu, Hannah van Binsbergen, Harry Man, Ishion Hutchinson, Jan Wagner, John Kinsella, Mae Yway, Margarida Vale de Gato, Mária Ferenčuhová, Marianne Morris, Michael Palmer, Mischa Andriessen, Mookie Katigbak-Lacuesta, Roberto Amato, Stefan Hertmans, Zang Di, Zhu Zhu, Music piece Ven Salta, composition Aspasia Nasopoulou
Ishion Hutchinson, John Kinsella, Mookie Katigbak-Lacuesta, Chery + Jefferson (010 Says it All)