Mapping Poetry to Place
The Red Room Company has an ongoing project where poets (and you can join them) are mapping poetry to places that are disappearing or lost in some way. For further details visit: The Disappearing. And read the press release from October 2016.
Residential Opportunity for an Australian Ecopoet
The inaugural NAHR Eco-Poetry Award is being offered by a partnership between the Nature, Art & Habitat Residency (NAHR) and Australian Poetry to Australian Poetry subscribers – the inaugural NAHR Eco-Poetry Award (July 2017). Applications close: Friday 10 February 2017. Further details and application form are available on the Australian Poetry website.
Ecopoetry Reading and Discussion
with Helen Moore
Helen Moore is an award-winning British ecopoet and socially engaged artist based in NE Scotland. Her two poetry collections are Hedge Fund, And Other Living Margins (Shearsman Books, 2012) and, acclaimed by John Kinsella as “a milestone in the journey of ecopoetics”, ECOZOA (Permanent Publications, 2015). FFI: www.natures-words.co.uk
and local poets
Wednesday 8 March 2017
5.30 for 6.00pm
Collected Works Bookshop
Level 1, Nicholas Building
37 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Enquiries: Anne Elvey
Report on Launch of Plumwood Mountain: An Australian Journal of Ecopoetry and Ecopoetics
Plumwood Mountain journal was launched on a warm afternoon in the Learning Centre at CERES Community Environmental Park, on Sunday 9 March 2014. We had a crowd of just under 50 and there was good energy in the room, as the poets read their work and Freya Mathews led us through a reflection on Val Plumwood’s philosophy and its connection with the journal. We had messages from Anne Edwards chair of Plumwood trust and from Deborah Bird Rose and Peter Boyle. In addition to live readings from Jennifer Mackenzie, Louise Crisp, Patricia Sykes, Rose Lucas, Ross Donlon, Sarah Wreford, Sasha Shtargot, and Susan Hawthorn, who each read their contribution to the journal and another poem. Kate Rigby also read two poems from the journal: Matthew Howard’s “ Tower Hide, Strumpshaw Fen” and Dorothy Swoope’s “The Budawangs”, the latter in honour of Val as Plumwood Mountain itself is in the Budawangs; I read Michael Farrell’s “Music, or a Kangaroo Chats about Chastity” and Peter Larkin’s “Arch the Apartness//\\ Proffering Trees 3 (Pollard)”. All readings were well received. We are grateful to those who contributed to the first issue of the journal: the poets, reviewers, and editorial board, particularly the consultants on the poetry selection, Tricia Dearborn and Martin Harrison. Thanks, too, to those who helped with set up and clearing up at the launch, particularly to my partner Greg Price and son Andrew Elvey Price. It was a wonderful occasion and I hope the journal will continue to thrive with support such as this. Looking to the future, Plumwood Mountain is open for submissions until 15 May for its second issue to appear online in August 2014.
Anne Elvey, Managing Editor, Plumwood Mountain