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To see the world differently

Shaking our sense of self and place

from David Brooks: “What is crazier, to say that ducks can count? Or to say that they cannot?”


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Nadine Schmoll asks “What can we learn from nature to create more mutually beneficial or reciprocal relationships between ourselves and the world around us?” Nadine points to the symbiotic relationships between corals and zooxanthellae algae, mycorrhizal fungi and plants, bees and flowers, and to these could be added the relationships between ourselves and the microbial communities in and on us (is there really a divide), between phytoplankton and the air we breathe, between trees and rain and everything else.


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NEW!  How do we draw together a billion minds (8 billion more precisely), full of billions of stories (most of them prose), if not with the lingering transparency of poetry? Well, at least a million…


Where and what is the song in us our poems might tap again (and again) out of our bones?


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NEW! From Andie Hay: Can even the blood sucking leeches be loved? And the mosquitoes? And the viruses they carry? And what about the carelessly destructive humans? Can they be loved too?


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A Poetics of Rights

VOL.09 N.01

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.