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Written by John Kinsella


This most recent collection from John Kinsella takes its title from a poem of the same name. In the metaphor of the sack tumbling downstream with its cargo of drowned kittens lies layers of use, meaning and representation: love, cruelty, the pastoral, colonisation, landscape and identity. These poems are rich with intimate detail and Kinsella’s often discomfiting insight.

'This is a lovely book, from one of Australia’s most celebrated poets' The West Australian

'Kinsella is an extraordinary advocate for Australian poets and poetry.' David McCooey, Australian Book Review

ISBN 9781925161229 (Paperback)
Formats Lightning Source (203 x 133mm) (Paperback)
Categories Poetry
Pages 126
Publication Year 2014
Edition 1st
Publisher Fremantle Press
  • John kinsella

    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