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From: Vol.07 N.01 – Plant Poetics

feral green marketing

by Mark Roberts



just here / between creek & river / the track a swampy confusion /  green vines & broad leaves /

air sticky thick / a green you have to wipe off your skin / a ghetto of exotics / escaped from a

suburban captivity




they float out on the water reaching for us

ducks avoid the violent mess of green

a sudden movement suggests a fifties horror movie

i wait but the monster moves too slowly

for my camera.




the future is unnaturally green with possibilities

bulging with cliches & marketing slogans

biofuels & energy drinks & politicians

denying the inevitable

Published: March 2020
Mark Roberts

is a writer, critic and publisher based in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney. His collection, Concrete Flamingos, was published by Island Press in 2016. He is also the co-editor of Rochford Street Review (

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.