- Publisher: The University Of Queensland Press
- Editor: Dennis Haskell
- ISBN: 9780702223198
- Published: January 1, 1991
Kenneth Slessor’s down-to-earth intelligence and raffish sense of humour accompanied a sensitivity to language that produced some of this century’s finest poems. He was also an imaginative and influential journalist, and Australia’s official correspondent in World War II.
The range of poetry, essays, journalism, war despatches and diaries, personal notes and letters presented here allows a fuller, more rounded view of his work than has been possible before. Slessor’s various prose writings, some previously unpublished, are fascinating in themselves, and also provide the context for his brilliantly conceived and meticulously crafted poems.