Today's poem is "Echoing Canto of Fixedness"
from Divine Comedy

W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.

John Kinsella has authored more than twenty' poetry collections. He is the recipient of the Christopher Brennan Award for 2007, an honor bestowed upon an "Australian poet who has written work of sustained quality and distinction." He moves between Australia, Britain, and the United States.

All the poems by John Kinsella that have appeared on Verse Daily:
April 23, 2009:   "Echoing Canto of the Gleaners (Inferno)" "Galahs and corellas comb the paddocks..."
April 11, 2008:   "First Counter-clockwise Canto of the Möbius Strip" " Some days the attraction of outdoors is so overwhelming..."
March 11, 2008:   "Canto of the Workshop" "As when they discover that the collective..."
January 9, 2008:   "Canto of the Examination (24: Eighth Sphere)" "The huntsman lies low..."

Books by John Kinsella:

Other poems on the web by John Kinsella:
Eight poems
Two poems
"Recognition Failure Horror"
Two poems
Six poems
"And Everyone Gathered In Objection Yet Again"
Five poems
Two poems
Nine poems
Two poems

John Kinsella's Home Page.

John Kinsella according to Wikipedia.

About Divine Comedy:

"An impressive, even magnificent work of late youth."
Cortland Review

"A grand gesture.... It is a book about the struggle to keep a tenable foothold in a landscape that is continuously being compromised, both physically and spiritually.... A major work by one of our most politically engaged poets."
Kenyon Review

"Kinsella's book emerges as the embodiment of a struggle to exist on a day-to-day basis, nestled in purgatory along with hell, our minds fixed on paradise.... Entrenched in land, it wavers between skies and depths; while not an ascent, it is certainly not still. It is more of a fraught trembling: a poets response to string theory."
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