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y Armour selected work   poetry  
  • Author: John Kinsella http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/kinsella-john
Issue Details: First known date: 2011 2011
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'With Armour, the great Australian poet John Kinsella has written his most spiritual work to date - and his most politically engaged. The world in which these poems unfold is strangely poised between the material and the immaterial, and everything which enters it - kestrel and fox, moth and almond - does so illuminated by its own vivid presence: the impression is less a poet honouring his subjects than uncannily inhabiting them. Elsewhere we find a poetry of lyric protest, as Kinsella scrutinizes the equivocal place of the human within this natural landscape, both as tenant and self-appointed steward.

'Armour is a beautifully various work, one of sharp ecological and social critique - but also one of meticulous invocation and quiet astonishment, whose atmosphere will haunt the reader long after they close the book.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Dedication:
    for Tracy
    and to the memory of
    Peter Porter,
    friend and mentor

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Picador , 2011 .
      Image courtesy of Pan Macmillan Australia
      Extent: 125p.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: 1 November 2011.
      ISBN: 9780330511841 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

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
[Untitled] Aaron Mannion , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 73 no. 3 2013; (p. 253-259)

— Review of Jam Tree Gully : Poems John Kinsella 2012 selected work poetry ; Armour John Kinsella 2011 selected work poetry
A Sense of Embattlement Geoff Page , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 11 February 2012; (p. 26)

— Review of Armour John Kinsella 2011 selected work poetry ; The Abbotsford Mysteries Patricia Sykes 2011 selected work poetry
Engaging with the Lores of the Land Fiona Wright , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17-18 March 2012; (p. 37) The Saturday Age , 10 March 2012; (p. 31)

— Review of Armour John Kinsella 2011 selected work poetry
The Awkwardness of Ethics Caught in the Headlights of a Car Michael Farrell , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 17-18 March 2012; (p. 20-21)

— Review of Armour John Kinsella 2011 selected work poetry
Crossing Over Lachlan Mackinnon , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 27 July no. 5704 2012; (p. 23)

— Review of Armour John Kinsella 2011 selected work poetry ; The Jaguar's Dream : Translations, Adaptations, Versions, Extrapolations, Interpolations, Afters, Takes and Departures John Kinsella 2012 selected work poetry ; In the Shade of the Shady Tree : Stories of Wheatbelt Australia John Kinsella 2012 selected work short story
Stay in Touch With : The Poet Who Hates Capitalism Scott Ellis , Matt Buchanan , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16 December 2011; (p. 22)
'The Australian poet John Kinsella, who withdrew from Britain's T. S. Eliot prize last week over its sponsorship by an investment firm, Aurum Fund Management, has now laid out his own poetic manifesto in the leftie mag the New Statesman, The Guardian reports.'
Second Poet Pulls Out of TS Eliot Prize Alison Flood , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian , 8 December 2011; (p. 19)
Alison Flood reports on John Kinsella's withdrawal from the 2011 T. S. Eliot Prize following his shortlisting for the award. Kinsella told the Guardian newspaper that 'I regret that I must do this at a particularly difficult time for the Poetry Book Society but the business of Aurum [the prize's sponsor] does not sit with my personal politics and ethics'.
Kinsella Joins T. S. Eliot Prize Boycott Mark Roberts , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Rochford Street Review , November - December no. 1 2011;

— Review of Armour John Kinsella 2011 selected work poetry
A Sense of Embattlement Geoff Page , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 11 February 2012; (p. 26)

— Review of Armour John Kinsella 2011 selected work poetry ; The Abbotsford Mysteries Patricia Sykes 2011 selected work poetry
Engaging with the Lores of the Land Fiona Wright , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17-18 March 2012; (p. 37) The Saturday Age , 10 March 2012; (p. 31)

— Review of Armour John Kinsella 2011 selected work poetry
The Awkwardness of Ethics Caught in the Headlights of a Car Michael Farrell , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 17-18 March 2012; (p. 20-21)

— Review of Armour John Kinsella 2011 selected work poetry
Crossing Over Lachlan Mackinnon , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 27 July no. 5704 2012; (p. 23)

— Review of Armour John Kinsella 2011 selected work poetry ; The Jaguar's Dream : Translations, Adaptations, Versions, Extrapolations, Interpolations, Afters, Takes and Departures John Kinsella 2012 selected work poetry ; In the Shade of the Shady Tree : Stories of Wheatbelt Australia John Kinsella 2012 selected work short story
Kinsella Joins T. S. Eliot Prize Boycott Mark Roberts , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Rochford Street Review , November - December no. 1 2011;

— Review of Armour John Kinsella 2011 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
[Untitled] Aaron Mannion , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 73 no. 3 2013; (p. 253-259)

— Review of Jam Tree Gully : Poems John Kinsella 2012 selected work poetry ; Armour John Kinsella 2011 selected work poetry
Stay in Touch With : The Poet Who Hates Capitalism Scott Ellis , Matt Buchanan , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16 December 2011; (p. 22)
'The Australian poet John Kinsella, who withdrew from Britain's T. S. Eliot prize last week over its sponsorship by an investment firm, Aurum Fund Management, has now laid out his own poetic manifesto in the leftie mag the New Statesman, The Guardian reports.'
Second Poet Pulls Out of TS Eliot Prize Alison Flood , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian , 8 December 2011; (p. 19)
Alison Flood reports on John Kinsella's withdrawal from the 2011 T. S. Eliot Prize following his shortlisting for the award. Kinsella told the Guardian newspaper that 'I regret that I must do this at a particularly difficult time for the Poetry Book Society but the business of Aurum [the prize's sponsor] does not sit with my personal politics and ethics'.

Awards

2012 shortlisted Prime Minister's Literary Awards Poetry
2012 winner Victorian Premier's Literary Awards The C. J. Dennis Prize for Poetry
2011 shortlisted International Awards T.S. Eliot Prize John Kinsella withdrew from the 2011 T. S. Eliot Prize following his shortlisting. He issued a statement through his publisher saying: 'I regret that I must do this at a particularly difficult time for the Poetry Book Society but the business of Aurum [the prize sponsor] does not sit with my personal politics and ethics'.

Source: Guardian, 7 December 2011
Sighted: 05/01/2011
2011 shortlisted Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Poetry
Last amended 18 Oct 2012 16:30:35
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