The Burning of the Rocks | John Kinsella | Granta Magazine

The Burning of the Rocks

John Kinsella

‘What locked-away / state of unawareness, other life form, / brings desire to combust / out of rock exposed to flame’

John Kinsella

John Kinsella is the author of many books; poetry, fiction and non-fiction. His many awards include the Australian Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Poetry. Recent works include the poetry volumes Drowning in Wheat: Selected Poems and the novel, Hollow Earth. He often works in collaboration with other poets, artists, musicians, and activists. He is a Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge University, and Professor of Literature and Environment at Curtin University, Western Australia.

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