Earthly Delights

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Pandanus Books, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University, 2006 - Poetry - 97 pages
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A collection of new poetry by one of Australia's most forceful political poets. Kelen uses raw and heartfelt language to convey anguish overinternational events of the present and recent past. Domestic conflict and passions, travel and memory are interleaved with themes of protest against violence and injustice. Kelen's wit lightens the tone with ironic observation on the vagaries of adolescence and familial relationships.

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About the author (2006)

S. K. Kelen grew up and was educated in Sydney 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.

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