I had wondered about the signs of burning | John Kinsella | Granta Magazine

I had wondered about the signs of burning

John Kinsella

‘None of it made sense. The house shows / no signs – the old core of the house as it is now – / of fire, of giving up the ghost.’

John Kinsella

John Kinsella’s recent books of poetry include The Wound, Insomnia and Brimstone: A Book of Villanelles. His many awards include the Australian Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Poetry. He is a Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge University, and Professor of Literature and Environment at Curtin University, Western Australia.

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