John Kinsella

b. 1963
John Kinsella

Australian John Kinsella has written over 20 books of poetry, as well as plays and fiction; he also maintains an active literary career as a teacher and editor. Kinsella’s poetry is both experimental and pastoral, featuring the landscape of Western Australia. In his “Alternative Biography,” Kinsella describes himself as “ a vegan anarchist pacifist of 16 years . . . a supporter of worldwide indigenous rights, and an absolute supporter of land rights.”

What People are Saying

"I learned that I had the ability to capture the attention of an audience and evoke emotion from them. When I recited my first poem in 9th grade for a mock POL class competition, I was incredibly shy and barely audible. But eventually I grew to love sharing the emotions poems gave me."
Chiara Raimondo
2016 NY POL Champion