A tale of two Yorks

A TALE OF TWO YORKS Before I went to York, I lived in York. Let me explain. I grew up in the small town of York, in WA’s Avon Valley. In 2000, I first visited the cathedral city of York, in England’s north-east, and have since returned on a number of occasions. The towns of […]

John Kinsella: writing the Wheatbelt

JOHN KINSELLA: WRITING THE WHEATBELT All my work is driven by anxiety,” John Kinsella admits. One of the finest poets writing in English today, the wheatbelt resident seems always to require something to push against, respond to, argue with, riff on, transform, develop, deconstruct. “I react to ‘things’ because I feel I have a responsibility […]

York – a winter journey

YORK – A WINTER JOURNEY Like Lyonesse, or one of those towns drowned by a reservoir, York is, on this frosty winter’s morning, submerged by a fog flooding the valley. Standing on the Mt Brown lookout, I strain to catch sight of a church steeple, at least. I cannot. York has disappeared without a trace. […]