Fidelities of Summer. "Peripheral Light: Selected and New Poems" by John Kinsella [review]

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2003-12
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Steele, Peter
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Australian Book Review
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I have no idea whether Kinsella knows the poetry of the American Ben Belitt, who died as an old man in August this year. Belitt’s work is an acquired, and a minority, taste, but it happens to be much to my liking. Commentary on his poetry has sooner or later to reckon with its combination of the opulent, the armoured and the violent — with its drastic character. Kinsella’s work strikes me as being, frequently, similarly drastic.
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Australian, Book Reviews, Publishing, Perth, Peter Steele, Guy Davenport, The Geography of the Imagination, David Jones, River Avon, Howard Nemerev, Ricardo Quintana, Swift, Arthur Boyd, Burning Off
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Steele, Peter 2003. Fidelities of Summer. Review of "Peripheral Light: Selected and New Poems" by John Kinsella. 'Australian Book Review', No 257, December, 55-56.