Canberra, Australia, June 29, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Venom includes poems of domestic surrealities imparted with this poet’s verve, wit, and warmth. This wide range of subject matter includes gardening and parenting, memory, dreams, travel, art, life, love, politics, and some animals and other creatures —with a dash of venom.
“...a marvelous ear and restless eye, a gift for narrative that challenges as much as it reaffirms, and a willingness to tackle anything that takes his attention... a close-ordering of the senses, breaking open into a visual and aural feast.”—Anthony Lawrence, Australian Book Review, 2007
“Kelen sharpens the Australian vernacular against suburban experience, while foraging through the shipwreck of Western literature. His lyricism is rich with allusion and dislocation... and a redemptive, recurrent sense of grace.” Michael Brennan, Australian Book Review, 2003
“Long familiarity with travel has contributed towards this poet’s clear-headedness, focus, and good humour. A heightened sense of empathy seems to have emerged – one that crosses the boundaries between nature and humanity, animals and plants.” – Patricia Prime, Just Another Arts Magazine
S. K. Kelen grew up and was educated in Sydney, Australia but has lived and worked in Canberra since 1990. His poems have been published widely in Australia and abroad since the early 1970s. He has travelled widely and written many poems in and about East Asia and the Pacific as well as from the country of the mind. Kelen enjoys travelling and hanging around the house, philosophically.
($15, ISBN: 978-1456566418, LCCN: 2011922232, 5.06X7.81″, 90pp)
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