Paul Kane

Paul Kane has published five collections of poems and is poetry editor of Antipodes, artistic director of the Mildura Writers Festival and general editor of The Braziller Series of Australian Poets. He splits his time between New York and rural Victoria.

Hafiz: Ghazal 75

The products from the workshop of the universe, all of it is nothing. Bring wine, for the goods of the world are nothing. The heart and soul long for the honor of intimacy with the beloved. That is all, for …

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Writing: Silence ::

To mark the surface (in gelid depths trout linger), to inscribe in point (mordant bites into metal), is giving voice to silence. Etymologies are wiser than our sayings, or, distillations of our perilous knowings. We write, but we are written. …

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Ali Alizadeh Interviews Paul Kane

Paul Kane is the Professor of English and Co-Associate Chair of English at Vassar College in the Hudson Valley, 75 miles north of New York City. In addition to being a prolific poet and scholar of American literature, he is one of the world’s foremost scholars of Australian poetry. He studied at the University of Melbourne as a Fulbright Scholar to Australia in 1984-85, and has, since 2002, served as Artistic Director of the annual Mildura Writers Festival. He is also the poetry editor of Antipodes: A Global Journal of Australian/New Zealand Literature, and was recently named General Editor of the Braziller Series of Australian Poets. I caught up with Kane over a couple of coffees in Melbourne recently, and the following interview was the result of their conversation.

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