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Issue Details: First known date: 2023... 2023 John Kinsella
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'Hello, John, and thanks so much for taking part in this interview. As a long-time contributor to Meanjin across many forms—from poetry to essays and fiction—it’s wonderful to be able to delve into your work more deeply. I’d like to begin by asking how you see the role of literature in activism. You’ve described yourself as an anarchist, a pacifist, and an environmentalist. From your perspective, is the poem an inherently political object?' 


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  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Meanjin Online 2023 25828445 2023 periodical issue 2023
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Meanjin vol. 82 no. 4 December 2023 27352506 2023 periodical issue

    'Art and fiction is our focus this season: let’s lift our gaze, feed our spirits and gather our strengths.

    'Because this year has tested us. It has opened our eyes, it has broken our hearts and it has exhausted us. Truth and lie, courage and cowardice, pride and shame. And the new lows we have seen this year, so far beneath shame that we shudder to comprehend... Systematically lying for deliberately cruel impact, and then crowing with impunity. The horrors of wars with genocidal intent. The violence of unrelenting colonisation.' (Editorial introduction)

    pg. 85-90
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