The Poets and Perspectives Series has been applauded —by students, poets, critics and educators—for stimulating enjoyment and interest. It combines information and critical essays in the same volume as a sampling of each poets finest work. Titles include: Poets and Perspectives: John Foulcher; Poets and Persepctives: Kate Llewellyn; Poets and Perspectives: John Stokes (new). Stokes is an excellent addition to the erratically growing series, with his melodic qualities and innovative rhymes and rhythms. Poignant imagery from Natures intersection with civilisation makes his work a pleasure, even in confronting moments. Marion Halligan, Australian columnist and author, contributes an essay in this volume. So does Kate Llewellyn, whose own work has been published in "Poets and Perspectives".
John Stokes is an Australian author, essayist and poet. He was born near Sydney, has lived in many parts of Australia and sends in his works for publication wherever he finds himself. His work has been widely published in Australia, Italy, Japan, the U.K. and the U.S.A.
He has won or been shortlisted for many major prizes, including the Blake, Newcastle, and Rosemary Dobson prizes for poetry, and represented Australia at international festivals. He had early training in the visual arts, then practised as a cartographer, a land surveyor,
a town and river planner, and an environmental designer. All of which may or may not have influenced this work.