Contrary Rhetoric

Edited by Glen Phillips and written by John Kinsella


John Kinsella’s essays are concerned with culture, place, and poetic language. From the city to the bush, and with ‘prospect’ and ‘refuge’ of landscape in mind, his focus is up close. Always willing to challenge his audience, he examines subjects as diverse as the pastoral tradition, the flag, forest protests, the meanings of the letterbox, the Western Australian wheatbelt, racism and opera.

ISBN 9781921361050 (Paperback)
Formats B Format (198 x 128mm) (Paperback)
Categories Current Affairs, Culture & Social History
Pages 336
Publication Year 2008
Edition 1st
Publisher Fremantle Press with Edith Cowan University
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    John Kinsella

    John Kinsella's many volumes of poetry include the prize winning collections Peripheral Light: New and Selected Poems and The New Arcadia. He is an Extraordinary Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge University, and a Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia. Read more

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    Glen Phillips

    Glen Phillips has taught for over forty years in the tertiary sector and, since its foundation in 1992, at the Edith Cowan University in Perth. Currently an Adjunct Associate Professor, Senior Research Fellow and Director of the International Centre for Landscape and Language, Glen has spent most of his career as an innovator of programs in English, Public Relations and Writing. Glen has poems published in many anthologies nationally and internationally and his work has been translated into several languages. In 2006 he completed a PhD in Creative Writing at Edith Cowan University. Currently he is working on over thirty book projects, including several new collections of poetry, a collection of short stories, several novels and some books for children. Read more