In August 2017, I was fortunate to stay in Sottochiesa, Val Taleggio, Italy, at the Nature Art Habitat Residency (NAHR) and have time to think about and respond to the theme ‘Rock and Stone’ in the valley. An introduction to and sample from work in process is here.

Anne reading at NAHR-photo Ilaria Mazzoleni2017

Anne Elvey at NAHR © Ilaria Mazzoleni 2017

In the photo I am presenting my initial writing at NAHR on 21 August 2017. Thank you to NAHR’s energetic initiator and coordinator Ilaria Mazzoleni who took the photo.

Plumwood Mountain

Poets Speaking up to Adani Proposed eBookJoin 43 poets who spoke up against Adani in Plumwood Mountain‘s online Day of Action on 30 October 2017 in being part of a free eBook resource of poetry for the Stop Adani campaign. You can also view the call for submissions here: Poets Speaking up to Adani Proposed eBook (Poems may be previously published. Please include publication details where relevant).

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Source: Coming up from 8.00am AEDT today: Poets speaking up to Adani


Officially published January 2018, pre-publication copies are available now from Cordite Books. The launch together with Jeanine Leane’s Walk Back Over is on 24 January 2018. I am so grateful to Kent MacCarter and the Cordite Books team for their wonderful work on the book.

My review of Peter Larkin’s extraordinary work. I understand his next book is out recently also from Shearsman. Source: Anne Elvey reviews Give Forest Its Next Portent by Peter Larkin


Cordite Books is giving away a free e-anthology with samples of work from poets published or forthcoming in Cordite’s first two book series, including my White on White.  You can read about and download the anthology via this link.

The second half of 2017 has seen a number of book projects come to fruition:

IMG20171003173449Two edited collections of essays on Ecological Aspects of War, religious and biblical perspectives were published recently. We are looking toward a launch in November:

Ecological Aspects of War: Engagements with Biblical Texts, co-edited with Keith Dyer with assistance from Deborah Guess. London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2017. Preview on Google Books.

Ecological Aspects of War: Religious and Theological Perspectives from Australia, co-edited with Deborah Guess and Keith Dyer. A Forum for Theology in the World 3, no. 2. Adelaide: ATF Press, 2016

In poetry, White on White from Cordite Books is available for order and will launch with Jeanine Leane’s Walk Back Over at the Wheeler Centre on 24 January 2018; and

Intatto. Intact: Ecopoesia. Ecopoetry, co-authored with Massimo D’Arcangelo and Helen Moore, Italian translations by Francesco Cosi, Alessandra Repossi, English translations by Todd Portnowitz, with a preface by Serenelli Iovino translated by Helen Farrell is due out soon from La Vita Felice.

Plumwood Mountain

Poetry submissions are now open for the February 2018 issue of Plumwood Mountain journal guest edited by Michael Farrell. For the full call for submissions and submission guidelines go to our submissions page, and read carefully before submitting. Submissions close 31 October 2017.

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Here is the front cover and contents listing for the May 2017 issue of Colloquium: The Australian and New Zealand Theological Review, which was my last as editor. Megan Powell du Toit is the new editor. She can be emailed at

If you would like to read my editorial you can access it here.

New issue of Plumwood Mountain

Editorial Harriet Tarlo a complex number Mark Young A Peacock Sweeping Meredith Wattison Buckley’s Lake (Monaro) and Miwany (Yam) Louise Crisp Concerto in C Flat Major Veronica Fibisan Counte…

Source: Plumwood Mountain Volume 4 Number 1

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