Jam Tree Gully: Poems by John KinsellaJam Tree Gully: Poems by John Kinsella

Jam Tree Gully: Poems

byJohn Kinsella

Paperback | October 25, 2011

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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.
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.
Title:Jam Tree Gully: PoemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:October 25, 2011Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0393341402

ISBN - 13:9780393341409