The New Arcadia by John Kinsella
New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 2005.

Based on the western Australian landscape and loosely modeled on Philip Sidney's classic romantic pastoral "Arcadia."

One of Australia's best poets, drawn to the natural world, vividly depicts the western Australian wheat-belt landscape in this brilliant epic poem. Analogies are made between the pastoral idyll and the radical and antipastoral necessitated by today's rural world (salinity, pesticides, road kill, soil erosion, and dispossession of indigenous peoples).
-From the publisher

Other Recent Books by John Kinsella:

SpeedLightningDopplerPeripheralDivinations Recent Doppler Effect. Cambridge [UK]: SALT, 2004.

Peripheral Light: Selected and New Poems. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2004.

Divinations: Four Plays. Cambridge [UK]: Salt, 2003.

Lightning Tree. Todmorden, Lancs: Arc, 2003

Speed Factory. Fremantle, W.A.: Fremantle Arts Centre Press, 2002.

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