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The
Journal
An Australian and
International journal of
ecopoetry & ecopoetics

Browse our catalogue of issues featuring new poetry by established and emerging writers from Australia and around the world.

VOL. 09 N. 01
New issue
VOL. 09
N. 01
September
2022

A Poetics of Rights

Edited by Charmaine Papertalk Green and John Kinsella, this issue opens up new perspectives on how ecologically-concerned poetry can be sensitive to First Nations cultures, country and knowledges, while also taking into account global environmental and human rights focuses.

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VOL. 08 N. 01
VOL. 08
N. 01
November
2021

Embodied Belonging: Towards an Ecopoetic Lyric

Edited by Sophie Finlay, this issue explored how the properties of lyricism can enact an ecocentric form of poetry that promotes connection between human and more-than-human worlds in a form of networked and embodied belonging.

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SPECIAL N. 03
SPECIAL
N. 03
July
2021

An Endangered Menagerie

The creative works and essays collected here were originally presented at Requiem, an exhibition curated by Janet Laurence and the Sydney Environment Institute at the University of Sydney, led by Dannielle Celermajer and Michelle St Anne.

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VOL. 07 N. 02
VOL. 07
N. 02
October
2020

Writing in the Pause

For this issue, editor Jonathan Skinner asked what differences or common ground lay exposed by our shared, yet situated experiences of the first global lockdown of 2020.

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VOL. 07 N. 01
VOL. 07
N. 01
March
2020

Plant Poetics

Edited by John Charles Ryan, this issue embraced the ancient grounding of poetry in poiesis—in the creative act of making, becoming, bringing-forth or emerging, and subsequent questions of relations and ethics.

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VOL. 06 N. 02
VOL. 06
N. 02
August
2019

Intersecting Energies

For this issue, Anne Elvey curated responses to the multidimensional, or intersecting energies of location, gender and climate. Location stands in for located experiences of race, place and identity.

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VOL. 06 N. 01
VOL. 06
N. 01
February
2019

The Everywhere of Things

In editing this issue, Jill Jones looked for poems that showed things as they exist and operate in ecological systems. Climate systems, disturbances, big world systems, tiny bioregions, our own bodies, and how they exist as traces, and absences.

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VOL. 05 N. 02
VOL. 05
N. 02
August
2018

Make It So

Curated by Bonny Cassidy, each of these poems uses the power, and privilege, of expression as a way to invoke and affirm human agency in the face of compromised ecologies and their obscuration for capitalist and domineering ends.

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VOL. 05 N. 01
VOL. 05
N. 01
February
2018

Stick in a Thumb and Pull out a Plum: Poetry and Comsumption

For this issue, editor Michael Farrell was motivated by the cultural emphasis on recycling, non-biodegradable garbage and thoughtless disposal.

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VOL. 04 N. 02
VOL. 04
N. 02
August
2017

What are the animals saying?

Curated by Stuart Cooke, this issue is a collection of compelling portraits of noisy, chattering environments, unsilenced by the brutal weight of capitalism and other varieties of carelessness.

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SPECIAL N. 02
SPECIAL
N. 02
July
2017

Poets speak up to Adani

The poems collected here were published as part of an online day of action at Plumwood Mountain Journal on 30 October 2017, in support of the Stop Adani Campaign.

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VOL. 04 N. 01
VOL. 04
N. 01
February
2017

Where to feel now

Harriet Tarlo curated a collection of poems that engage with the question of ‘what to feel now’; how our lack of orientation and presence has led to an overemphasis on ourselves and the earth as ‘ours’.

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VOL. 03 N. 02
VOL. 03
N. 02
August
2016

Decolonisation and Geopoethics

Edited by Peter Minter, this issue is sympathetic to the vision of a decolonised Australia, a place where settler and Indigenous cultures have begun to find an existential common ground that is beyond postcolonial.

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VOL. 03 N. 01
VOL. 03
N. 01
February
2016

How Humans Engage with Earth

Tricia Dearborn asked how humans engage and interact with the earth—physically, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually, from the broader sweep of humanity down to the most intimately personal.

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SPECIAL N. 01
SPECIAL
N. 01
September
2015

Martin Harrison Special Issue

This special issue was curated by Anne Elvey, Peter Minter and Stuart Cooke in memory of Martin Harrison, 1949-2014.

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VOL. 02 N. 01
VOL. 02
N. 01
February
2015

Otherkind

Broad, loose boundaries allow readers to consider what ecopoetry might be. Edited by Anne Elvey, this issue explored what contemporary poetry is without an ear to the damage humans cause to the habitats of so many otherkind and to our own?

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VOL. 01 N. 02
VOL. 01
N. 02
August
2014

Making way for other kind

For this issue, Anne Elvey asked how a poem might call forth in its reader a kind of attentiveness to the other in all its specificity of place, community and kind. The issue considered how environmental empathy opens to ecological ethics and activism.

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VOL. 01 N. 01
VOL. 01
N. 01
February
2014

Ecopoetic Ruminations

Curated by Anne Elvey, the inaugural issue of Plumwood Mountain Journal explored a rethinking, reimagining, and restorying of what it means to be human—an unsettling of selves, of languages and of poetics.

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