The definitive collection from Australia's preeminent twentieth century poet.
Kenneth Slessor (1901-71) is one of Australia's finest poets and this is the definitive collection of 103 poems; all he had ever published. This is the author's selection of his work from 1919 to 1939, first published as One Hundred Poems in 1944 (with the addition of three further poems in 1957). It draws from his acclaimed books, Earth Visitors (1926), Cuckooz Contrey (1932) and Five Bells (1939). Introduced by Dennis Haskell, this selection includes Slessor's own piece about his work, 'Some Notes on the Poems'. From his historical series, 'Five Visions of Captain Cook', to his memorial to the loss of a friend, 'Five Bells', from the tragic landscape of El Alamein, made famous in 'Beach Burial', to the meditation 'Out of Time', Slessor's poetry continues to dazzle contemporary audiences.
About the Author
Born in Orange, NSW, in 1901, Kenneth Slessor grew up in Sydney and had his first poem published in the Bulletin while still at school. Slessor had a rich and successful career as a journalist and editor, working at the Sun, the Herald, the Punch, the Daily Telegraph, and literary magazine Southerly. In 1940, Slessor was appointed official war correspondent by the Commonwealth government. Kenneth Slesser died in 1971 and is considered one of Australia’s finest poets. His poetry reflects his love of Sydney’s streets, harbour and people.
Series: A&R classics
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 1st July 2014
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 12.8 x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.12