Jam Tree Gully

Jam Tree Gully : Poems

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In this daring new collection, Australia's preeminent environmental poet confronts the legacy of Thoreau's Walden. With Walden as his inspiration, John Kinsella moved with his family back to rural Australia, where he wrote the poems in this original collection exploring the nature of our responsibility and connection to the land.

from "We Spend Days in This House"

We spend days in this house but not nights.

We have seen the early morning sunlight

infiltrate the eucalypts, sunset deflected

by acacias. We have sweltered at midday.

We have walked every acre intimately.

The kangaroos recognise us and linger.

We spend days in this house but not nights.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 140 x 208 x 13mm | 190g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0393341402
  • 9780393341409
  • 421,980

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"One of the most original and poignantly authentic poets writing in English." Harold Bloom
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About John Kinsella

John Kinsella is a poet, novelist, critic, and editor. The author of more than forty books, he is the international editor of the Kenyon Review and a Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge University. He lives in Western Australia.
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