Plumwood Mountain: An Australian Journal of Ecopoetry and Ecopoetics is in a time of transition. After 7 years, Managing Editor Anne Elvey will be stepping down at the end of 2020. At the same time the Editorial Board intends to deepen its commitments to decentring or deemphasising the human in ecopoetics while holding this vision in a wider frame of cultural responsibility both in  Australia and internationally. As part of our continuing affirmation of more-than-human agencies, of intersections between environmental activism and cultures of poetry, and of the complex entanglements of race, gender, sexuality, location and class in an emerging ecopoetics, the journal wants to expand its editorial board to reflect these commitments. As part of this development, the new Managing Editor has the option to find a new name for the journal.

Expressions of interest are called for a Managing Editor and Editorial Administration Team that would with an Editorial Board shape the future of the journal and undertake the tasks of bringing it to publication. These are voluntary positions.

Further details: https://plumwoodmountain.com/2020/07/23/managing-editor-and-editorial-administration-team-call-for-expressions-of-interest/

via Managing Editor and Editorial Administration Team – Call for Expressions of Interest

I was to read as one of four featured poets at La Mama Poetica this evening. The three co-featuring poets were to be David Stavanger, Anisa Nandaula and Jocelyn Deane. I was looking forward to the event, as I suspect were all four of us. But I am relieved that, wisely, La Mama cancelled the event, with the hope that this is a postponement to a better time. The decision was made to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Australia. In solidarity, I have made this recording of poems I might have read tonight. My thanks to Amanda Anastasi for the invitation to read at La Mama.

The poems I read in this video are titled:

‘Night Gusts with House and Flowering Gum’, forthcoming in Island

‘Things fall away’ published in Overland

‘Called up’ published in Not Very Quiet

‘Prelude to a voice’ published in my collection White on White (Cordite Books, 2018), available from the author (afelvey@gmail.com) or Cordite Publishing

‘Cinders’ published in my collection Kin (Five Islands Press, 2014) available from the author (afelvey@gmail.com)

‘The sense is porous to the thing’ published in my collection On arrivals of breath (Poetica Christi Press, 2019) available from the author (afelvey@gmail.com) or from Poetica Christi Press

‘Earth Interview in the Anthropocene’ published in Rabbit and hope for whole: Poets speak up to Adani

‘Grasp’ forthcoming in Verity La

David Stavanger’s new book Case Notes is available from UWAP

Anisa Nandaula’s Melanin Garden is available from Anita Nandaula

Jocelyn Deane’s The Second Person is available from Girls on Key

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My new poetry collection, On arrivals of breath, is forthcoming from Poetica Christi Press in October 2019. Copies can be purchased directly from me at $20 plus postage. To pre-order, please email: afelvey@gmail.com and an invoice will be issued closer to the date of publication. Payment methods are Paypal or EFT.

A Melbourne launch by Dorothy A Lee is on Tuesday 15 October 2019, 5.30 for 6.00pm. Email afelvey@gmail.com for details. Poets Susan Fealy, E A Gleeson and Rose Lucas will read on the theme of breath.

A Sydney launch by Peter Boyle is on Tuesday 22 October 2019, 6.00 for 6.30pm. Email afelvey@gmail.com for details. Poets Michael Aiken, Anne Casey and Tricia Dearborn will read on the theme of breath.

Poets John Foulcher and E A Gleeson have offered generous recommendations. My gratitude to them both:

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via From Words to Action: September 20: Global Strike for Climate

With the Queensland Government’s trying to greenlight the Adani mine in the Galilee Basin, hope for whole: poets speak up to Adani is ever more relevant. Please feel free to use the poems in any Stop Adani and related campaigns, giving due acknowledgement to the authors of the poems.

The new issue of Plumwood Mountain is live. So grateful to our guest editor Jill Jones and all the poets for a fantastic issue thinking things.

I am looking forward to this conference in April 2019. The committee, chaired by Joseph Camilleri and of which I am part, has lots to do between now and then, but it will be worth it. More information can be found here: http://vox.divinity.edu.au/event/earth-peace-conference/ and bookings can be made here: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=432955&

Early bird rates are available until early February 2019.

The conference brings together Indigenous speakers, ecological feminists, international specialists in non violence and peace, scholars and activists, to revision discourse and policy toward a Just and Ecologically Sustainable Peace.

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Read Jill Jones’ brilliant call for submissions with a focus on matter and things, a theme after my own heart.

Coming up on Sunday 11 November 2018. Bookings can be made through Try Booking 

 

Remembrance Day-11 Nov-flyer final

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