Published in Overland Issue 224 Spring 2016 · Uncategorized The tenets or tenants of Sweeney John Kinsella for MH And so … to rouse a whip, coral or corral or currach like coracle branded hide singed hair no modifier no not really to live by said decisive akubra mirage weaving tufts caught by spinifex bluebush bash- grab influence as testament of flaying, clothes-hanger slaughter-hook made allowances for under the Act. Tenancy is much more than tendency, to round up a leisurely quote, a jerk of conscience wavering towards some other matter, a duty, a flippancy, a soak. And so … farmer, occupant, dishes out the what’s what, signature chastisement as boy mimics father remade in bush fire-brigade imagery. Burnings. Roo-shoot spotlight. Cyclops. Down in the valley they rove. Such holdings. Little give-aways. Persona of compass, here’s a navigator. John Kinsella John Kinsella’s new work includes the story collection Pushing Back (Transit Lounge, 2021), Saussure's Kaleidoscope Graphology Drawing-Poems (Five Islands Press/Apothecary Archive, 2021) and The Ascension of Sheep: Collected Poems Volume 1 (UWAP, 2022). More by John Kinsella › Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of supporting writers, and publishing ideas and voices often excluded from other places. If you like this piece, or support Overland’s work in general, please subscribe or donate. Related articles & Essays First published in Overland Issue 228 15 September 2023 · Friday Features Activating the poetic spirit as friendship John Kinsella I’ve always had the aching feeling that—as a text to be shared among friends and maybe eventually ‘enemies’—the soul-body dialogue poem is a way of arguing towards spiritual certainty in the face of earthly corruption and doubt. First published in Overland Issue 228 14 September 202314 September 2023 · Indigenous rights The ballot box does not translate ideology Jeanine Leane The Voice referendum is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for the younger demographic to shape the future of the nation. Future generations of younger Australians will have to live with the outcome of October 14 for quite some time. If the referendum is defeated, it mean a nation was given the opportunity to recognise its First People and refused it.