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I have known Earth’s texture
like another skin.

"Truganini’s Soliloquy", So Much Light

James Charlton (born 1947) is a Tasmanian poet and interfaith studies scholar. His work has a strong engagement with spirituality and mysticism across different religious traditions. He has published widely in journals and magazines and he was the poetry editor for the Australian literary quarterly Island from 2002 to 2008.

Collections of poetry:

  • Luminous Bodies (2001); Anne Elder Award (tied for 2nd place)
  • So Much Light (2007)
Academic monographs:
  • Non-dualism in Eckhart, Julian of Norwich and Traherne: A Theopoetic Reflection (philosophy of religion) (2012)