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A Kinder Sea
A Kinder Sea

A Kinder Sea

UQP Poetry Series


112 Pages, 5 x 7.75

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF

Trade Paper, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $26.95)

Publication Date: May 2020

ISBN 9780702262708

Rights: US & CA

University Of Queensland Press (May 2020)
University of Queensland Press

Price: $19.95


"I run as fast as ink, but we are both dissolving: when I reach you, we become a corner of the sea." A Kinder Sea explores the sea as sanctuary, hoard, and repository. Composed of sequences—love letters, elegies, narratives and odes—it looks outwards from the intimate to take in others' lives and voices, remaking form and craft. Felicity Plunkett's remarkable poems balance wrack and loss with vitality, resilience, and beauty.

Author Biography

Felicity Plunkett is a Sydney poet and critic. Her first book, Vanishing Point (UQP, 2009), won the Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize and was shortlisted for several other awards. She has a chapbook, Seastrands, in Vagabond Press's Rare Objects series and is the editor of Thirty Australian Poets (UQP, 2011). She has a PhD from the University of Sydney and is a widely published essayist and reviewer. Felicity was the recipient of Australian Book Review's 2019 Patrons' Fellowship.