Australian Religious Poetry


  • Kevin Hart


Australian religious poetry: what does this expression mean? At first glance the answer seems perfectly clear and dry. There exists a region of poetry, and we wish to limit ourselves to a part that can be called religious. Moreover, we are strictly concerned with that portion of religious poetry which comes from Australia. It is a simple answer and to some extent an inevitable one. Yet once we accept it all sorts of difficulties arise. Just how easy is it to delimit a field of poetry, if there is such a thing?