Keith Harrison reads poems from his new collection: Love, Variously
Content welcomes Keith Harrison for a reading of poems from his new collection, Love, Variously. This gathering of poems new and old about the anomalies and contradictions and surprises of love seeks to say something positive about the human stuff we all live in and through, and somehow endure. It is a book about kids, and parents, and lovers and ex-lovers, and farmers, and politicians — and even about the way trees seem to care for each other.
Born in Melbourne and educated there, and in Sydney, Keith Harrison has lived in the United Kingdom, Canada and America. He has taught at London University, York University, Toronto, and as a Visiting Professor of English at Monash University, Melbourne. For three decades he was writer-in-residence at Carleton College, Northfield Minnesota, Professor of English, and Editor-in-chief of The Carleton Miscellany. His many publications include a dozen books of poetry and translation, including Points in A Journey,The Basho Poems, CHANGES (New & Collected Poems, 1962-2002) and a verse translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, initially published by the Folio Society of Great Britain and later included in the World’s Classics series of Oxford University Press. His poems have appeared in magazines and anthologies in Australia, England and America in all of which countries he has received literary awards. Since retirement he has divided his time between Minneapolis and Canberra where he’s been working on several books, including a prismatic memoir called Not Quite Ithaka:A Book of Encounters, which is scheduled for publication next year.