y The New Arcadia selected work   poetry  
  • Author: John Kinsella http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/kinsella-john
Issue Details: First known date: 2005 2005
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Notes

  • Dedication: for Susan Stewart.

    Fledging or hedging in,

    The twenty-eights hurry us through lines of back-roads,

    Linking sullen and bright

    Trees, liquid in changing

    Weather, monitoring

    Pace and direction,

    Shifting dispositions.

  • Constructed in five 'Acts' plus Envoy.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 2005 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Reflectors: Drive 1i"At The Lakes, the V takes you away", John Kinsella , 2005 single work poetry (p. 3-10)
Pythic Small Birds Are the Point Where Wandoo and York Gum Give Way to Jam Tree, the Granitic Hill Gently Climbingi"Trip-wire and tilt,", John Kinsella , 2005 single work poetry (p. 10-11)
A Front Approachesi"Clear. Flowering gums strobe red, quick", John Kinsella , 2005 single work poetry (p. 11-12)
Cleaning the New Rainwater Tank During the Onset of an Electrical Storm ...i"John's cleaning the new rainwater tank", John Kinsella , 2003 single work poetry (p. 13-17)
The Swingi"To make portions of the circle", John Kinsella , 2005 single work poetry (p. 17-18)
The Rural Stagei"These surging backdrops, procenium,", John Kinsella , 2005 single work poetry (p. 18-19)
No Moment is Wastedi"Boar leaf-blade, cuttingly green,", John Kinsella , 2005 single work poetry (p. 19-20)
The Sword of Ausculapiusi"The twist of the bird-like", John Kinsella , 2005 single work poetry (p. 20-21)
Tilti"Iron telegraph mazurka", John Kinsella , 2005 single work poetry (p. 21-22)
They Say of Batsi"They can make you fear all creatures:", John Kinsella , 2005 single work poetry (p. 22-23)
Extreme Conditions Occasion the Foxi"Red nightclouds suspended over treetops", John Kinsella , 2005 single work poetry (p. 23-24)
Dead Wood and Scorpionsi"Split, sliced, shattered - petrified tailings", John Kinsella , 2005 single work poetry (p. 24-25)
The Bungarra Goannai"The yellow spots", John Kinsella , 2005 single work poetry (p. 25-26)
180 Degrees of Separationi"The sheep came here before entering the yard", John Kinsella , 2005 single work poetry (p. 26-28)
The Telephone Paddocki"It's easy to say 'this one is for you' -", John Kinsella , 2005 single work poetry (p. 28-30)
Occasion at Variance with the Wordi"In the corner paddock, four species of birds", John Kinsella , 2005 single work poetry (p. 30-31)
The Top Bush (for the Cribbs)i"The aggregate of words is not enough", John Kinsella , 2005 single work poetry (p. 31-32)
Polleni"As dust to the cuffs of trousers,", John Kinsella , 2005 single work poetry (p. 32-33)
A Version of the New Arcadiai"Chaff blocks spread and decompose", John Kinsella , 2005 single work poetry (p. 33-35)
Warning - Snakes (Reprise)i"Don't walk in the long grass", John Kinsella , 2005 single work poetry (p. 36)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Is There an Australian Pastoral Poetry? Andrew Taylor , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Le Simplegadi , November no. 14 2015; (p. 38-51)
Pastoral was common as a European literary genre from the Renaissance until the eighteenth century. It existed in other artistic forms as well, especially in the visual arts, and after its demise as a distinct genre elements of it persisted into the twentieth century, for example in music. With the colonial spread of European culture the pastoral influence also extended into other countries, with a mixed fate. Recently, the term Pastoral has come back into prominence in literature in English, not only in Great Britain but also, notably in the USA and Australia, with the growth of writing motivated by ecological involvement with the natural world, especially landscape. This has led to re-definitions of the term Pastoral in the last few decades. A number of Australian poets are looked at to see whether, and how, their writing about landscape might relate to, or incorporate elements of the Pastoral. The Australian poet John Kinsella, in particular, has been a widely published spokesperson for a new definition of Pastoral. His published works trace his move from a politically activist anti-colonialist redefinition of Pastoral towards a quieter, more harmonious, and essentially ethical engagement with the natural world.
‘The Name Blossomed’: Landscapes, Habitats and the Botanical Poetry of South-West Australia John Charles Ryan , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australasian Journal of Ecocriticism and Cultural Ecology , vol. 2 no. 2013; (p. 26-42)
'Habitat poetry represents the lives of plants, animals and the features of the natural world within their ecological networks. Commonly detailing physical contact with nature, habitat poetry narrates moments in which the senses engage with ecological processes. Additionally, habitat awareness in poetry tends to convey a sense of grappling with scientific discourses. These characterisations of habitat poetry will be articulated in the context of the biodiverse South-West of Western Australia. The works of South-West poets Alec Choate (1915-2010) (Gifts; A Marking; Mind); Andrew Lansdown (1954-); and John Kinsella (1963) (Poems; The New Arcadia) use sensory language to express something about nature and convey the dynamics between science and poetry. The concept of habitat provides an interpretative framework for reading Choate, Lansdown and Kinsella. The three could be described not only as landscape poets but more precisely as habitat poets, a distinction pursued in this discussion.' (Author's abstract)
Salt Scars : John Kinsella's Wheatbelt Tony Hughes-d'Aeth , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , vol. 27 no. 2 2012; (p. 18-31)
John Kinsella's Anti-Pastoral : A Western Australian Poetics of Place Marthe Reed , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 24 no. 1 2010; (p. 91-96)
Walking Through Wheatlands (Conversations with John Kinsella) Glen Phillips (interviewer), 2010 single work interview
— Appears in: Landscapes , Winter vol. 4 no. 1 2010;
The Purposes of Landscape Poetry : Ecology or Psychology? Andrew Taylor , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Landscapes , Winter vol. 4 no. 1 2010; (p. 108-117)
De-Mapping & Reconnoitring Notions of Boundaries - Mutually Said : Blogging & Acting John Kinsella , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Activist Poetics : Anarchy in the Avon Valley 2010; (p. 137-162)
Australian Pastoral : An Epic Presented in Five Acts Carolyn Stice , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 23 no. 1 2009; (p. 101)

— Review of The New Arcadia John Kinsella 2005 selected work poetry
Radical Pastoralism : John Kinsella's Great ‘Pastoral Trilogy' Liu Pingping , Glen Phillips , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Landscapes , Autumn vol. 3 no. 1 2009; (p. 1-13)
'The purpose in this paper is to trace the poetic progress of John Kinsella, as an example of an Australian poetic attack on the traditions of the 'pastoral Eden' − the idea that humans are inclined to be more moral and more appealingly human if they are closer to 'Nature', i.e., away from the inherent evil and corrupting influences of cities, or similar urban and industrial situations.' (p. 1)
John Kinsella in Conversation with Rosanna Licari Rosanna Licari (interviewer), 2007 single work interview
— Appears in: Stylus Poetry Journal , April no. 25 2007;
Poetry Survey Kevin Gillam , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Island , Winter no. 105 2006; (p. 82-86)

— Review of The New Arcadia John Kinsella 2005 selected work poetry ; The Universe Looks Down Chris Wallace-Crabbe 2005 single work poetry ; Freehold : Verse Novel Geoff Page 2005 single work novel ; Rattus Rattus : New and Selected Poems Peter Rose 2005 selected work poetry
Rich Pickings in Pastoral Scenes Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 15-16 July 2006; (p. 14-15)

— Review of The New Arcadia John Kinsella 2005 selected work poetry ; America, or, Glow : (A Poem) John Kinsella 2006 sequence poetry
Memory and Empathy: Five Poets Michelle Borzi , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Space: New Writing , no. 3 2006; (p. 161-175)

— Review of The New Arcadia John Kinsella 2005 selected work poetry ; Slivers Ian McBryde 2005 selected work poetry ; Geology : Poems Kevin Murray 2005 selected work poetry ; The Colosseum Dipti Saravanamuttu 2004 selected work poetry ; Firelick Morgan Yasbincek 2004 selected work poetry
Mapping Land and Memory Rachel Power , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 66 no. 1 2006; (p. 179-184)

— Review of The New Arcadia John Kinsella 2005 selected work poetry ; Coast Margaret Bradstock 2005 selected work poetry
The 1000 Mile Stare Rod Moran , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 27 August 2005; (p. 8)

— Review of The New Arcadia John Kinsella 2005 selected work poetry
A Language of Intense Connection David McCooey , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 15 October 2005; (p. 5)

— Review of The New Arcadia John Kinsella 2005 selected work poetry
Words of Wisdom and Insight Peter Pierce , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 10-11 December 2005; (p. 26)

— Review of Friendly Fire Jennifer Maiden 2005 selected work poetry ; The New Arcadia John Kinsella 2005 selected work poetry ; Peeling Apples Tessa Morris-Suzuki 2005 selected work poetry ; Suburban Anatomy Penelope Layland 2005 selected work poetry
Pastoral Crisis Judith Bishop , 2005-2006 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December-January no. 277 2005-2006; (p. 56)

— Review of The New Arcadia John Kinsella 2005 selected work poetry
How Poets Work : John Kinsella John Kinsella , 2005 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Five Bells , Spring vol. 12 no. 4 2005; (p. 26-29)
Kinsella discusses the use (or otherwise) of scare-quotes in his poetry, particularly in relation to the naming of trees.
Untitled Tania Elizov , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Five Bells , Spring vol. 12 no. 4 2005; (p. 59)

— Review of The New Arcadia John Kinsella 2005 selected work poetry
The 1000 Mile Stare Rod Moran , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 27 August 2005; (p. 8)

— Review of The New Arcadia John Kinsella 2005 selected work poetry
A Language of Intense Connection David McCooey , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 15 October 2005; (p. 5)

— Review of The New Arcadia John Kinsella 2005 selected work poetry
Words of Wisdom and Insight Peter Pierce , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 10-11 December 2005; (p. 26)

— Review of Friendly Fire Jennifer Maiden 2005 selected work poetry ; The New Arcadia John Kinsella 2005 selected work poetry ; Peeling Apples Tessa Morris-Suzuki 2005 selected work poetry ; Suburban Anatomy Penelope Layland 2005 selected work poetry
Pastoral Crisis Judith Bishop , 2005-2006 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December-January no. 277 2005-2006; (p. 56)

— Review of The New Arcadia John Kinsella 2005 selected work poetry
Untitled Tania Elizov , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Five Bells , Spring vol. 12 no. 4 2005; (p. 59)

— Review of The New Arcadia John Kinsella 2005 selected work poetry
Studies in Time and Place Noela McNamara , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: LiNQ , October vol. 32 no. 2 2005; (p. 118-121)

— Review of The New Arcadia John Kinsella 2005 selected work poetry ; Cities with Moveable Parts Luis Gonzalez-Serrano 2005 selected work poetry
Poetry Survey Kevin Gillam , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Island , Winter no. 105 2006; (p. 82-86)

— Review of The New Arcadia John Kinsella 2005 selected work poetry ; The Universe Looks Down Chris Wallace-Crabbe 2005 single work poetry ; Freehold : Verse Novel Geoff Page 2005 single work novel ; Rattus Rattus : New and Selected Poems Peter Rose 2005 selected work poetry
Rich Pickings in Pastoral Scenes Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 15-16 July 2006; (p. 14-15)

— Review of The New Arcadia John Kinsella 2005 selected work poetry ; America, or, Glow : (A Poem) John Kinsella 2006 sequence poetry
Memory and Empathy: Five Poets Michelle Borzi , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Space: New Writing , no. 3 2006; (p. 161-175)

— Review of The New Arcadia John Kinsella 2005 selected work poetry ; Slivers Ian McBryde 2005 selected work poetry ; Geology : Poems Kevin Murray 2005 selected work poetry ; The Colosseum Dipti Saravanamuttu 2004 selected work poetry ; Firelick Morgan Yasbincek 2004 selected work poetry
Mapping Land and Memory Rachel Power , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 66 no. 1 2006; (p. 179-184)

— Review of The New Arcadia John Kinsella 2005 selected work poetry ; Coast Margaret Bradstock 2005 selected work poetry
Australian Pastoral : An Epic Presented in Five Acts Carolyn Stice , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 23 no. 1 2009; (p. 101)

— Review of The New Arcadia John Kinsella 2005 selected work poetry
How Poets Work : John Kinsella John Kinsella , 2005 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Five Bells , Spring vol. 12 no. 4 2005; (p. 26-29)
Kinsella discusses the use (or otherwise) of scare-quotes in his poetry, particularly in relation to the naming of trees.
John Kinsella in Conversation with Rosanna Licari Rosanna Licari (interviewer), 2007 single work interview
— Appears in: Stylus Poetry Journal , April no. 25 2007;
John Kinsella's Anti-Pastoral : A Western Australian Poetics of Place Marthe Reed , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 24 no. 1 2010; (p. 91-96)
Radical Pastoralism : John Kinsella's Great ‘Pastoral Trilogy' Liu Pingping , Glen Phillips , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Landscapes , Autumn vol. 3 no. 1 2009; (p. 1-13)
'The purpose in this paper is to trace the poetic progress of John Kinsella, as an example of an Australian poetic attack on the traditions of the 'pastoral Eden' − the idea that humans are inclined to be more moral and more appealingly human if they are closer to 'Nature', i.e., away from the inherent evil and corrupting influences of cities, or similar urban and industrial situations.' (p. 1)
Walking Through Wheatlands (Conversations with John Kinsella) Glen Phillips (interviewer), 2010 single work interview
— Appears in: Landscapes , Winter vol. 4 no. 1 2010;
The Purposes of Landscape Poetry : Ecology or Psychology? Andrew Taylor , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Landscapes , Winter vol. 4 no. 1 2010; (p. 108-117)
De-Mapping & Reconnoitring Notions of Boundaries - Mutually Said : Blogging & Acting John Kinsella , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Activist Poetics : Anarchy in the Avon Valley 2010; (p. 137-162)
Salt Scars : John Kinsella's Wheatbelt Tony Hughes-d'Aeth , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , vol. 27 no. 2 2012; (p. 18-31)
‘The Name Blossomed’: Landscapes, Habitats and the Botanical Poetry of South-West Australia John Charles Ryan , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australasian Journal of Ecocriticism and Cultural Ecology , vol. 2 no. 2013; (p. 26-42)
'Habitat poetry represents the lives of plants, animals and the features of the natural world within their ecological networks. Commonly detailing physical contact with nature, habitat poetry narrates moments in which the senses engage with ecological processes. Additionally, habitat awareness in poetry tends to convey a sense of grappling with scientific discourses. These characterisations of habitat poetry will be articulated in the context of the biodiverse South-West of Western Australia. The works of South-West poets Alec Choate (1915-2010) (Gifts; A Marking; Mind); Andrew Lansdown (1954-); and John Kinsella (1963) (Poems; The New Arcadia) use sensory language to express something about nature and convey the dynamics between science and poetry. The concept of habitat provides an interpretative framework for reading Choate, Lansdown and Kinsella. The three could be described not only as landscape poets but more precisely as habitat poets, a distinction pursued in this discussion.' (Author's abstract)
Is There an Australian Pastoral Poetry? Andrew Taylor , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Le Simplegadi , November no. 14 2015; (p. 38-51)
Pastoral was common as a European literary genre from the Renaissance until the eighteenth century. It existed in other artistic forms as well, especially in the visual arts, and after its demise as a distinct genre elements of it persisted into the twentieth century, for example in music. With the colonial spread of European culture the pastoral influence also extended into other countries, with a mixed fate. Recently, the term Pastoral has come back into prominence in literature in English, not only in Great Britain but also, notably in the USA and Australia, with the growth of writing motivated by ecological involvement with the natural world, especially landscape. This has led to re-definitions of the term Pastoral in the last few decades. A number of Australian poets are looked at to see whether, and how, their writing about landscape might relate to, or incorporate elements of the Pastoral. The Australian poet John Kinsella, in particular, has been a widely published spokesperson for a new definition of Pastoral. His published works trace his move from a politically activist anti-colonialist redefinition of Pastoral towards a quieter, more harmonious, and essentially ethical engagement with the natural world.
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