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Special N.02 – Poets speak up to Adani

Building a Happy Nation

by Michele Seminara

A found poem sourced from Adani Australia’s website


Adani strives to exceed the expectations of our stakeholders

We utilise global agribusiness capabilities to cultivate ties

Our vision is to be the largest player in the logistics and energy business

Our strategy is to work the resources of traditional land

We plan to partner with the Juru, Jangga, Birriah, Wangan and Jagalingou people

We’re proud to be opening the Galilee Basin for coal

Our Carmichael mine will discharge up to 60Mtpa at full production

Our open-access infrastructure growth engine will generate rail

We understand our environmental performance is critical to the future of Australia

We hope our potential to unlock India’s trade doors helps

It makes sense —

Adani is perfectly placed to leverage public funding from your government

And via innovative value creation

To execute harm

Published: August 2022
Michele Seminara

is a poet, yoga teacher and editor from Sydney. Her writing has appeared in publications such as BluepepperTincture JournalRegimeSeizurePlumwood Mountain and Social Alternatives. She is co-author of forthcoming poetry anthology Bend River Mountain (Regime, 2015) and her first single authored collection, Engraft, will be published by Island Press in late 2015. Michele is also the managing editor of online creative arts journal Verity La.

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.