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From: Vol.02 N.01 – Otherkind

Perigean Spring Tide Arrives in Yagoona

by Kent MacCarter

‘It is an era dominated by industry, in which the right to make a dollar at whatever cost is seldom challenged.’ – Silent Spring


lost, Rachel Louise Carson

squinched a face of fish

a young woman          the other

day asked

me          are there any

states in America

that have

a Maccas?                 yo


I hear bagpipes? [convincingly

pulling off a Utah]

I asked


she grilled          tattooed out upon the oval

tomato of a dusk


the outside tenor drone

the both of us

agitants          our sudds of spit

speedometres of what’s bitesize

a Christmastime             of pesticide

Published: January 2015
Kent MacCarter

is a writer and editor in Castlemaine, with his wife and son. He’s the author of three poetry collections – In the Hungry Middle of Here (Transit Lounge, 2009), Ribosome Spreadsheet (Picaro, 2011) and Sputnik’s Cousin (Transit Lounge, 2014). He is also editor of Joyful Strains: Making Australia Home (Affirm Press, 2013), a non-fiction collection of diasporic memoir. MacCarter is active in Melbourne PEN. He is Managing Editor of Cordite Poetry 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.