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 27 January 2023 Cartoons In attacking us, they bring us together Sam Wallman 'What these bosses don't understand is that in attacking us, they bring us together.' (Paddy Crumlin, Maritime Union of Australia, Svitzer Rally November 2022) First published in Overland Issue 228 24 January 202325 January 2023 Aotearoa / New Zealand The end of the politics of care Giovanni Tiso The daily spectacle of televised briefings was not unique to New Zealand, and it may simply be the case that Ardern thrived when given the opportunity to speak to the public directly—in other words, that she was better than others at it. Alternatively, we could say that her rhetoric found in the pandemic the ground on which to turn into concrete action. Either way, the benefits we derived in terms of lives saved from the remarkable extension of that social license are literally incalculable.