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Issue Details: First known date: 2015... 2015 Wild Track : New and Selected Poems
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'The poems of Kevin Hart have nurtured international poetry audiences for nearly four decades. Translations of Hart's work have appeared in Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, and Vietnamese, among other languages, and bear witness to the growing interest in Hart's poetry both in the United States and abroad. This volume performs a valuable service by bringing together the best of Hart's work from seven published collections, some of them now out of print, and from his forthcoming book, "Barefoot." It allows us to take the measure of his art: the careful balance Hart achieves between mystery and the real, a balance that is spiritual yet visceral, learned yet passionate; and his ability to meld redemption and hope, "always present, whether in the simple pleasures and small dignities of life or the larger questionings and confrontations of death" ("The Australian"). ' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication: for Sarah and Claire

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Works about this Work

How the Sacred Appears : Poetry and the Dark One Kevin Hart , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: Literature and Theology , June vol. 31 no. 2 2017; (p. 130–148)

'Poetry does not simply ask ‘What?’ or ‘Why?’ It is deeply concerned with the question, ‘How?’, even if the question is not presented as a theme. God does not usually appear under the questions ‘What?’ and ‘Why?’ in poetry, and when he does it is usually in terms of the ‘supernatural attitude’. Yet God can appear in poems by way of a relation. It is not always the case that divine manifestation is overwhelming; sometimes it is as something that can easily be overlooked or bypassed.'  (Publication abstract)

Adieu Geoff Page , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 374 2015; (p. 66)

— Review of Wild Track : New and Selected Poems Kevin Hart , 2015 selected work poetry
Thunder Shapes the Poetic Power within Gregory Day , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 28-29 March 2015; (p. 18-19)

— Review of Wild Track : New and Selected Poems Kevin Hart , 2015 selected work poetry
Thunder Shapes the Poetic Power within Gregory Day , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 28-29 March 2015; (p. 18-19)

— Review of Wild Track : New and Selected Poems Kevin Hart , 2015 selected work poetry
Adieu Geoff Page , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 374 2015; (p. 66)

— Review of Wild Track : New and Selected Poems Kevin Hart , 2015 selected work poetry
How the Sacred Appears : Poetry and the Dark One Kevin Hart , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: Literature and Theology , June vol. 31 no. 2 2017; (p. 130–148)

'Poetry does not simply ask ‘What?’ or ‘Why?’ It is deeply concerned with the question, ‘How?’, even if the question is not presented as a theme. God does not usually appear under the questions ‘What?’ and ‘Why?’ in poetry, and when he does it is usually in terms of the ‘supernatural attitude’. Yet God can appear in poems by way of a relation. It is not always the case that divine manifestation is overwhelming; sometimes it is as something that can easily be overlooked or bypassed.'  (Publication abstract)

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