Mortality
The sixth collection of this profound dialogue between two major poets from opposite sides of the world takes on mortality. Provoked by near fatal accidents, family crisis, rising temperatures and forest fires in Western Australia, these poems confront the reality of death, and celebrate the arts of mortality in exquisite dialogue.
Price
£19.99
Author(s)
Kwame Dawes
John Kinsella
ISBN number
9781845235932
Price
£19.99
Classification
Poetry
Country setting
Jamaica
United States of America
Ghana
Australia
Publication date
24 Nov 2024
The sixth collection of this profound dialogue between two major poets from opposite sides of the world takes on the subject most of us try to avoid. Provoked by such things as near fatal accidents, family intimacies at points of crisis, the threat of rising temperatures and forest fires in Western Australia, poems confront the reality of physical rot, the fact that history is essentially the record of countless generations of the dead, but also celebrate the arts of mortality: the elegy, artistic ambition and the creation of a self to live by.
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Kwame Dawes

Kwame Dawes is the author of twenty-two books of poetry and numerous other books of fiction, criticism, and essays. He is Glenna Luschei Editor-in-Chief of Prairie Schooner and George W. Holmes University Professor at the University of Nebraska. Dawes is a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. His awards include an Emmy, the Felix Dennis (Forward) Prize for Poetry, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the PEN/Nora Magid Award for Magazine Editing, and the Windham Campbell Prize for poetry.
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John Kinsella

John Kinsella's many books of poetry include Armour (Picador, 2010), Jam Tree Gully (WW Norton, 2012) and Drowning in Wheat: Selected Poems (Picador, 2016). He has published work in all genres and across a few of them as well, and collaborated with many artists, composers, writers and poets. He is a Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge University, and Professor of Literature and Sustainability at Curtin University.
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