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Title: Fidelities of Summer. "Peripheral Light: Selected and New Poems" by John Kinsella [review]
Authors: Steele, Peter
Keywords: Australian
Book Reviews
Publishing
Perth
Peter Steele
Guy Davenport
The Geography of the Imagination
David Jones
River Avon
Howard Nemerev
Ricardo Quintana
Swift
Arthur Boyd
Burning Off
Issue Date: Dec-2003
Publisher: Australian Book Review
Citation: Steele, Peter 2003. Fidelities of Summer. Review of "Peripheral Light: Selected and New Poems" by John Kinsella. 'Australian Book Review', No 257, December, 55-56.
Series/Report no.: No 257
Abstract: I have no idea whether Kinsella knows the poetry of the American Ben Belitt, who died as an old man in August this year. Belitt’s work is an acquired, and a minority, taste, but it happens to be much to my liking. Commentary on his poetry has sooner or later to reckon with its combination of the opulent, the armoured and the violent — with its drastic character. Kinsella’s work strikes me as being, frequently, similarly drastic.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/452
ISSN: 0155-2864
Appears in Collections:No 257 - December, 2003 / January, 2004

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