Poems Far and Wide

$25.00 inc GST

Product Description

This very lively collection contains a wide sweep of poems, many of them prize-winning, taking readers on a remarkable journey. Some look to the past, others to the future, but all are of their time: the reverberating now. The tone is contemporary and bold, while the poet’s sensibility tends to favour an eclectic inclusiveness. Uniformly, this wide-ranging and poetically inclusive collection demands to be enjoyed.

“As striking and triumphant in current poetry as a Gauguin in a gallery of Flemish still life.’ — Robert Harris, generally on Jenkins’ work, in Overland.

“There’s a whole-heartedness about how he embraces the world he sees: aware of its faults, but never stinting…” — Sharon Olinka (USA) Thylazine website.

“The wit, language play and urbane imagery we are used to from Jenkins, as well as emotional depth and an infectious delight in language…” — Mike Ladd, reviewing Dark River in Australian Book Review.

“Innovative, intellectually sprightly, and artistically refreshing.” — Heather Cam, reviewing A Break in the Weather in Sydney Morning Herald.


The Idea Of A Chosen Plenitude – ‘Poems Far And Wide’ by John Jenkins, reviewed by Devika Brendon

Martin Duwell reviews ‘Poems Far and Wide’ in Australian Poetry Review

Jo French reviews ‘Poems Far and Wide’ in the Warrandyte Diary, p.26