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A Kinder Sea
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An outstanding collection from one of Australia’s most highly regarded poets.

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Overview

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.

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Felicity Plunkett, author of Vanishing Point, A Kinder Sea, and Thirty Australian Poets

Felicity Plunkett

Felicity Plunkett is a Sydney poet and critic, whose latest collection in A Kinder Sea (2020). 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.