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The Land’s Meaning


Written by Randolph Stow
Edited by John Kinsella

Alternately prolific and silent, Randolph Stow won the Miles Franklin Literary Award in 1958 and the Patrick White Award in 1979.

In The Land’s Meaning, John Kinsella brings together selected works of one of Australia’s finest poets. Including previously uncollected pieces, the volume’s wide ranging introduction provides a rich context for the work of this extraordinary and important poet in the most comprehensive collection of Stow’s work to date.

ISBN: 9781921888090
Dimensions: B Format: 19.8x12.8cm
Pages: 232
Publication year: 2012
Publisher: Fremantle Press


About the author:

Julian Randolph Stow was born in Geraldton, Western Australia, in 1935. He majored in French and English at the University of Western Australia and lectured in English Literature at the universities of Adelaide, Western Australia and Leeds. As well as producing fiction and poetry, he wrote libretti for music theatre works by Peter Maxwell Davies. Randolph Stow died in 2010.

John Kinsella’s many volumes of poetry include the prize winning collections Peripheral Light: New and Selected Poems and The New Arcadia. He is an Extraordinary Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge University, and a Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia.