John Kinsella

John Kinsella was born in Western Australia in 1963. He is the author of a dozen works of poetry including Full Fathom Five (FACP), Syzygy (FACP), The Silo (FACP, 1995), Erratum/Frame(d) (Folio/FACP), The Radnoti Poems (Equipage, U.K.), The Undertow: New & Selected Poems (Arc, U.K), and Lightning Tree (FACP, 1996). 1997 will see the publication of his experimental novel Genre (international release), and the publication of the English edition of his internationally successful The Silo: A Pastoral Symphony by Arc. He is at present working on an anthology of contemporary Australian poetry, and has recently co-edited (with Joseph Parisi) a double issue of Australian poetry for the American journal Poetry. His verse play Crop Circles is being prepared for production. He will be a writer in residence at Churchill College, Cambridge, in 1997, where he has recently been made a By-Fellow. He will also be involved in the teaching of Australian literature in the Commonwealth Literature course run by the English Department of Cambridge University. He is the editor of Salt magazine and Folio(Salt) publishing. He is the recipient of numerous awards, grants, and Fellowships, including: The Western Australian Premier's Award for Poetry, The Harri Jones Memorial Prize for Poetry, The John Bray Poetry Award from the Adelaide Festival, Senior Fellowships from the Literature Board of The Australia Council, and a Young Australian Creative Fellowship. His work has been or is being translated into many languages, including French, German, Chinese, and Dutch.

Published Works include:


The Frozen Sea (Zeppelin Press, 1983)

Night Parrots (FACP, 1989)

The Book of Two Faces (PICA, 1989)

Eschatologies (FACP, 1991)

Full Fathom Five (FACP, 1993)

Syzygy (FACP, 1993)

The Silo: A Pastoral Symphony (FACP, 1995)

Erratum/Frame(d) (Folio/FACP, 1995)

The Radnoti Poems (Equipage, U.K., 1996)

Anathalamion (Poetical Histories, U.K., 1996)

The Undertow: New and Selected Poems (Arc, U.K., 1996)

Lightning Tree (FACP, 1996)

As Editor

The Bird Catcherís Song (Salt, 1992)

A Salt Reader (Folio [Salt], 1995)

Double Issue of Australian Poetry for Poetry (Chicago, U.S.A.) with Joseph Parisi


Collected Poems 1980 - 1994 (FACP, 1997)

Graphology (Equipage, U.K., 1997) -- poems

The Benefaction (Roof Books, USA, 1997)

Authenticities (FACP, 1998) -- poems

Genre (FACP, 1997) -- prose fiction

Grappling Eros (FACP) -- short fiction

Directions in Contemporary Australian Poetry (FACP, 1997/8) -- anthology

Crop Circles -- verse play

Collected Experimental Poems

Rev. 2-97