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  • Author: John Kinsella http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/kinsella-john
Issue Details: First known date: 2013 2013
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'In this visceral and assured sextet of poems, John Kinsella lays down his vision of an urgent and uncompromising poetics and politics of land. By turns searing and subdued, the poems in this collection grow, like the recurring image of harsh Hakea within it, out of the back country and small towns of the West Australian wheat belt, where ‘behind every veneer of trees’ there is ‘a suburb, a road widening’.

'This is land as endangered ecosystem – each word planted ‘against the light’ in retaliation, in rage, against the impact of industry and indifference on the environment.

'Yet these words are also planted ‘hopefully restoratively’, within poems that are as much a tribute to nature as they are a protest against its degradation.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Launched 20 November 2013.
  • Dedication: This book is dedicated to Niall Lucy, and thanks, as always, to Tracy.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Parkville, Parkville - Carlton area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Five Islands Press , 2013 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Harsh Hakea (or Elements of the Subject's Will)i"All distant buildings, if visible, are white", John Kinsella , 2011 single work poetry (p. 9-32)
Requiemi"Remember where you've come from", John Kinsella , 2013 single work poetry (p. 33-52)
Harvest Bani"Rain snapped the spark, lightning-fraught", John Kinsella , 2007 single work poetry (p. 53-73)
The Vision of Errori"Artificial life created on a typewriter", John Kinsella , 2013 single work poetry (p. 74-91)
Heroi"Eyes tone the visor like a preface.", John Kinsella , 2013 single work poetry (p. 92-115)
The Killing State/The Murdering Statei"By the grace of goes the grace of grace,", John Kinsella , 2013 single work poetry (p. 116 - 126)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

An Honest, Fierce Response Anthony Lawrence , 2015 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 370 2015;
Phillip Hall Reviews The Vision of Error and Tide by John Kinsella Phillip Hall , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Plumwood Mountain [Online] , February 2015;

— Review of The Vision of Error : A Sextet of Activist Poems John Kinsella 2013 selected work poetry ; Tide John Kinsella 2013 selected work short story
Bully-Proof Simon Patton , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , February 2014;

— Review of In the Shade of the Shady Tree : Stories of Wheatbelt Australia John Kinsella 2012 selected work short story ; Tide John Kinsella 2013 selected work short story ; Armour John Kinsella 2011 selected work poetry ; The Vision of Error : A Sextet of Activist Poems John Kinsella 2013 selected work poetry
The Academy Applauds Anthony Lawrence , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Text : Journal of Writing and Writing Courses , April vol. 18 no. 1 2014;

— Review of The Vision of Error : A Sextet of Activist Poems John Kinsella 2013 selected work poetry
X Marks the Parataxis : Louis Armand, John Kinsella and Jessica L. Wilkinson Javant Biarujia , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , 1 May no. 46.0 2014;
'Displacement is apparent both geographically and textually in Letters from Ausland by Louis Armand, The Vision of Error by John Kinsella (subtitled, ‘A Sextet of Activist Poems’) and marionette by jessica l. wilkinson (written here all in lower-case and subtitled, ‘a biography of miss marion davies’). All three poets are or have been editors of literary magazines: Armand edits VLAK, out of Prague; Kinsella, SALT; and Wilkinson, Rabbit (why does this name always remind me of Wittgenstein’s drawing of a rabbit that can also be perceived as a duck?) Armand and Kinsella have also collaborated on a number of books.' (Author's introduction)
Geoff Page Reviews John Kinsella Geoff Page , 2014 single work
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , 1 May no. 46.0 2014;

— Review of The Vision of Error : A Sextet of Activist Poems John Kinsella 2013 selected work poetry
‘Distant and Kindred Analogies’ in Recent Australian Poetry John Hawke , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , June vol. 59 no. 1 2014; (p. 144-163)

— Review of Threefer Ken Bolton 2013 selected work poetry ; Towns in the Great Desert Peter Boyle 2012 selected work poetry ; Hotel Hyperion Lisa Gorton 2013 selected work poetry ; The Best Australian Poems 2013 2013 selected work poetry ; The Vision of Error : A Sextet of Activist Poems John Kinsella 2013 selected work poetry ; Night Writing Kathryn Lomer 2014 selected work poetry ; Even in the Dark Rose Lucas 2013 selected work poetry ; Unbelievers, or 'The Moor' John Mateer 2013 selected work poetry ; Ephemeral Waters Kate Middleton 2013 selected work poetry ; New Selected Poems Geoff Page 2013 selected work poetry ; Leaves of Glass David Prater 2013 selected work poetry ; Unearthed Tracy Ryan 2013 selected work poetry ; Goad Omen Corey Wakeling 2013 selected work poetry
A Deeply Felt Love of Land and the Possible Activist : John Kinsella’s The Vision of Error Robyn Cadwallader , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Verity La , September 2014;

— Review of The Vision of Error : A Sextet of Activist Poems John Kinsella 2013 selected work poetry
Bully-Proof Simon Patton , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , February 2014;

— Review of In the Shade of the Shady Tree : Stories of Wheatbelt Australia John Kinsella 2012 selected work short story ; Tide John Kinsella 2013 selected work short story ; Armour John Kinsella 2011 selected work poetry ; The Vision of Error : A Sextet of Activist Poems John Kinsella 2013 selected work poetry
Geoff Page Reviews John Kinsella Geoff Page , 2014 single work
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , 1 May no. 46.0 2014;

— Review of The Vision of Error : A Sextet of Activist Poems John Kinsella 2013 selected work poetry
The Academy Applauds Anthony Lawrence , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Text : Journal of Writing and Writing Courses , April vol. 18 no. 1 2014;

— Review of The Vision of Error : A Sextet of Activist Poems John Kinsella 2013 selected work poetry
‘Distant and Kindred Analogies’ in Recent Australian Poetry John Hawke , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , June vol. 59 no. 1 2014; (p. 144-163)

— Review of Threefer Ken Bolton 2013 selected work poetry ; Towns in the Great Desert Peter Boyle 2012 selected work poetry ; Hotel Hyperion Lisa Gorton 2013 selected work poetry ; The Best Australian Poems 2013 2013 selected work poetry ; The Vision of Error : A Sextet of Activist Poems John Kinsella 2013 selected work poetry ; Night Writing Kathryn Lomer 2014 selected work poetry ; Even in the Dark Rose Lucas 2013 selected work poetry ; Unbelievers, or 'The Moor' John Mateer 2013 selected work poetry ; Ephemeral Waters Kate Middleton 2013 selected work poetry ; New Selected Poems Geoff Page 2013 selected work poetry ; Leaves of Glass David Prater 2013 selected work poetry ; Unearthed Tracy Ryan 2013 selected work poetry ; Goad Omen Corey Wakeling 2013 selected work poetry
Phillip Hall Reviews The Vision of Error and Tide by John Kinsella Phillip Hall , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Plumwood Mountain [Online] , February 2015;

— Review of The Vision of Error : A Sextet of Activist Poems John Kinsella 2013 selected work poetry ; Tide John Kinsella 2013 selected work short story
A Deeply Felt Love of Land and the Possible Activist : John Kinsella’s The Vision of Error Robyn Cadwallader , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Verity La , September 2014;

— Review of The Vision of Error : A Sextet of Activist Poems John Kinsella 2013 selected work poetry
X Marks the Parataxis : Louis Armand, John Kinsella and Jessica L. Wilkinson Javant Biarujia , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , 1 May no. 46.0 2014;
'Displacement is apparent both geographically and textually in Letters from Ausland by Louis Armand, The Vision of Error by John Kinsella (subtitled, ‘A Sextet of Activist Poems’) and marionette by jessica l. wilkinson (written here all in lower-case and subtitled, ‘a biography of miss marion davies’). All three poets are or have been editors of literary magazines: Armand edits VLAK, out of Prague; Kinsella, SALT; and Wilkinson, Rabbit (why does this name always remind me of Wittgenstein’s drawing of a rabbit that can also be perceived as a duck?) Armand and Kinsella have also collaborated on a number of books.' (Author's introduction)
An Honest, Fierce Response Anthony Lawrence , 2015 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 370 2015;
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