Jan 21, 2014

Turning: John Kinsella’s poetic take on those seeking asylum

Award-winning poet John Kinsella offers a unique take on the asylum seeker situation befuddling politicians and the public. Crikey publishes his new poem Turning.

We don’t normally feature poetry in Crikey. But we don’t normally get pitched poetry by such a celebrated poet.

John Kinsella has published more than 30 books and is the winner of numerous prizes, including the 2013 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards poetry category for his collection Jam Tree Gully. Judges noted at the time his work had:

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3 thoughts on “Turning: John Kinsella’s poetic take on those seeking asylum

  1. Dez Paul

    Brilliant. More poetry in Crikey, please.

  2. Jan Forrester

    Yeay, more poetry like this!

  3. Carol Sugden

    How true and how beautifully put. Surely this deplorable state of affairs cannot continue.

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