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Activist Poetics: Anarchy in the Avon Valley

Niall Lucy and John Kinsella


John Kinsella is known internationally as the acclaimed author of more than thirty books of poetry and prose, but in tandem with — and often directly through — his creative and critical work, Kinsella is also a prominent activist. In this book the vegan anarchist pacifist poet claims that poetry can act as a vital form of resistance to a variety of social and ethical ills, in particular ecological damage and abuse. Kinsella builds on his earlier notion of ‘linguistic disobedience’ evolving out of civil disobedience, and critiques the figurative qualities of his poems in a context of resistance ... More

Keywords: John Kinsella, poetry, prose, activism, anarchism, pacifism, veganism, ecological poetics, linguistic disobedience, resistance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9781846314698
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846316142


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Niall Lucy, editor

John Kinsella, author