John Stokes

Rookie - 40 Points [John Karl Stokes] (Casula - rural fringe of Sydney, Australia)

Biography of John Stokes

International Poet, author and essayist. Has also practiced cartography, land surveying, town and countryside planning and river management in Australia and Western Europe. Has won or been shortlisted for many major prizes, including the Blake in Australia and Newcastle Poetry Prizes.
Has represented Australia at international festivals and been a Board Member of Writers' Centres. Tutors in poetry and is featured reader at festival events. Is widely anthologised.

John Stokes's Works:

" A River in the Dark" , Five Islands Press, Wollongong Australia,2003.
" Dancing in the Yard at Eden" , Orta San Giulio, Italy,2011.
" Fire in the Afternoon" , Halstead Press,2014. Updates

The Burning

Night fields:
Beneath a Cross
The sugarcane burning

The Widower tastes
Black stockings:
Her last kiss

Dark feathers
Above the smoke:
The first eagle.

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