For reviewers

Notes for reviewers:

If you would like to review a book

Please familiarise yourself with our book review guidelines below. You can then email us at and include which book you would like to review, a short bio (max. 100 words), as well as a current postal address. If the work is not what one would generally consider ‘ecopoetic’, feel free to include a short note on how you’d like to approach the review from an ecocritical perspective. In the subject of the email, please include: ‘Book Review: [Book Title]_[Your name]


Book review guidelines

  • Book reviews should be between 1,000 and 1,500 words. Longer reviews of up to 2,500 words are encouraged if they engage substantially with the work under review. Please discuss this with the reviews editor.
  • Reviews should be formatted simply, without special headings, in Times New Roman 12pt font with 1.5 spacing.
  • Please give pages numbers for all quotations from the book under review. Quotations should be given as they appear in the book. Only use italics if they are used in the book itself.
  • Please supply references for all other books and articles to which you refer in your review in MLA citation style.
  • Reviews should err on the side of generosity to the author, but should not be hagiographic or read as a publisher’s blurb. Well-supported, constructive criticism in a formal or academic writing style, that focuses on craft and poetics is welcome.
  • Send reviews as docx, doc or rtf files by email to the reviews editor.
  • Please allow time for the Plumwood Mountain Journal team to respond to your submission and for the editorial process to proceed.


Other notes

The following is a short note on some ideas you may wish to keep in mind when reviewing books for Plumwood Mountain Journal, as a journal of ecopoetry and ecopoetics.

Even if the work you are reviewing is not in your opinion ecopoetry, ecopoetic principles can be brought to your review of the work.

Ecopoetry is more than ‘landscape poetry’ or ‘nature writing’. In the making (poiesis) that is poetry, ecopoetry engages with ecological perspectives. Questions such as what it means to be human in a more-than-human world, how we might attend to the other than human in our writing and reading, and what it means to write the other, or to write with the other, are invited for considerations.

For editors

Notes for

If you would like to list a book for review

Please contact us at and advise us of the title available for review. We will then list the book online and once a reviewer has been found, we will provide you with their direct postal address. You can then post the book directly to the reviewer. Alternatively, please advise if the work is available in an eBook format. In the subject of your email, please include: ‘Book Available for Review: [Publisher Name]’

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Available for review

Text Messages from the Universe

2023 (Flying Island Books)

by Richard James Allen

Increments of the Everyday

2022 (Puncher & Wattmann)

by Rose Lucas


2023 (Transit Lounge)

by John Kinsella

Time Machines

2023 (Vagabond Press)

by Caroline Williamson

Kangaroo Paw

2023 (Vagabond Press)

by Claire Miranda Roberts

Gentle Creatures

2023 (Vagabond Press)

by Stephanie Powell

Greatest Hit

2023 (Vagabond Press)

by Holly Isemonger

Shouldering Pine

2023 (Vagabond Press)

by Broede Carmody


2023 (Vagabond Press)

by Tamryn Bennett

Beneath the Tree Line

2021 (Giramondo)

by Jane Gibian

We are the Walrus

2022 (Salmon Poetry)

by Pete Mullineaux

Some Days the Bird

2022 (Beltway Editions)

by Anne Casey & Heather Bourbeau

The Ascension of Sheep, Collected Poems Volume One (1980-2005)

2022 (UWA Publishing)

by John Kinsella

Fish Work

2021 (UWA Publishing)

by Caitlin Maling


2022 (Liquid Amber Press)

by Anne Elvey

pressed specimens

2022 (Beir Bua Press)

by Moya Costello


2022 (Puncher & Wattmann)

by Claire Albrecht

Graphology Poems 1995-2015

2022 (Five Islands Press)

by John Kinsella

Past Wents

2022 (Apothecary Archive)



2022 (Apothecary Archive)

by Joel Ephraims

Running Time

2022 (Vagabond Press)

by Emily Stewart

When a Punk Becomes a Spunk

2022 (Rabbit)

by Gareth Morgan

Time Taken: New & Selected Poems

2022 (Puncher & Wattmann)

by Les Wicks


2022 (Brandl & Schlesinger)

by David Brooks

The Sky Inside Us

2022 (Ginninderra Press)

by John Jenkins

Rose Interior

2022 (Giramondo)

by Tracy Ryan

Sydney Spleen

2021 (Giramondo)

by Toby Fitch

Saussure’s Kaleidoscopic: Graphology Drawing-Poems

2021 (Five Islands Press)

by John Kinsella

This Attic of Fire

2021 (Apothecary Archive)

by Roberta Lowing

Inland Sea

2021 (Ginninderra Press)

by Brenda Saunders

The Density of Compact Bone

2021 (Ginninderra Press)

by Magdalena Ball

Bees Do Bother

2021 (Vagabond Press)

by Ann Vickery

Theory of Colours

2021 (Vagabond Press)

by Bella Li

accelerations & inertias

2021 (Vagabond Press)

by Dan Disney

Selected Poems

2021 (Vagabond Press)

by Shinkawa Kazue

The Walnut Tree

2021 (Bright South)

by Tim Slade

Modern Ecopoetry: Reading the Palimpsest of the More-Than-Human World

2021 (Brill)

by Leonor María Martínez Serrano and Cristina María Gámez Fernández

Whirlwind Duststorm

2021 (Grand Parade Poets)

by John Hawke

Biological Necessity: New Poems

2021 (Quemar Press)

by Jennifer Maiden

The Song Of Globule

2020 (Greywacke Press)

by Stephen Oliver

Light and Counterlight

2020 (Ginninderra Press)

by Mark Miller

Know Your Country

2020 (Puncher & Wattmann)

by Kerri Shying

Four Oceans

2020 (Puncher & Wattmann)

by Toby Davidson

Chasing Marie Antoinette All Over Paris

2020 (Black Pepper)

by Adrienne Eberhard

The Strangest Place

2020 (Black Pepper)

by Stephen Edga

If you would like to review a book:

Send us an email with the following information:
  • The book you would like to review;

  • a short bio (max.100 words);

  • your postal address.

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An Australian and international
journal of ecopoetry and ecopoetics.

Plumwood Mountain Journal is created on the unceded lands of the Gadigal and Wangal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and to elders past, present and future. We also acknowledge all traditional custodians of the lands this journal reaches.