Kenneth Slessor

Kenneth Slessor was an Australian poet and war correspondent. His collections of poetry include Thief of the Moon, Cuckooz Contrey, and Funny Farmyard: Nursery Rhymes and Painting Book. Today, the Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry is given in his honor. 


Kenneth Slessor’s ‘Sleep’ describes how an infant is born in the womb of a woman. This poem describes the journey of life from inanition to entity.

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