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Slessor, Kenneth (1901–1971) By Lang, Anouk

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM2024-1
Published: 15/10/2018
Retrieved: 23 July 2024, from


Kenneth Slessor (born Kenneth Adolphe Schloesser in East Orange, NSW on 27 March 1901, died 30 June 1971) was a major Australian poet, essayist, editor, and journalist. He contributed to Australian letters on a number of fronts: he was a successful journalist, acting as Australia’s official war correspondent during the Second World War, and wrote a number of essays on social and literary topics. He edited the little magazines Vision with Jack Lindsay from 1923 to 1924 and Southerly from 1956 to 1961, collaborated with Jack and Norman Lindsay on the anthology Poetry in Australia (1923), and edited The Penguin Book of Australian Verse (1958).

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