About the book
With Armour, the great Australian poet John Kinsella has written his most spiritual work to date - and his most politically engaged.
The world in which these poems unfold is strangely poised between the material and the immaterial, and everything which enters it - kestrel and fox, moth and almond - does so illuminated by its own vivid presence: the impression is less a poet honouring his subjects than uncannily inhabiting them.
Elsewhere we find a poetry of lyric protest, as Kinsella scrutinizes the equivocal place of the human within this natural landscape, both as tenant and self-appointed steward
About the author
John Kinsella is the author of over twenty books, and is editor of the international literary journal Salt.
He is a Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge University.
In 2007 he received the Fellowship of Australian Writers Christopher Brennan Award for lifetime achievement in poetry. His previous collection, Shades of the Sublime & Beautiful, is also published by Picador.