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John Kinsella's most recent volumes of poetry include Firebreaks, Drowning in Wheat: Selected Poems 1980-2015, and a three-volume edition of his Graphology Poems 1995–2015. His volumes of stories include In the Shade of the Shady Tree, Crow's Breath and Old Growth. His volumes of criticism include Activist Poetics: Anarchy in the Avon Valley and the recently released Polysituatedness. He is Professor of Literature and Environment at Curtin University and a Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge University. With Tracy Ryan he is the co-editor of The Fremantle Press Anthology of Western Australian Poetry, published earlier this year.
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