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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.

IMG_20160428_080138_resizedThis ecopoetry retreat I am giving is coming up in a few weeks at Rahamin Ecology Centre in South Bathurst, New South Wales. Details of the weekend can be found here

The full description is in the flyer: AnneElvey full flyer

Sat, Aug 27, 2016   7:30am
Sun, Aug 28, 2016 4:00pm

I am looking forward to it.


I am administrative officer for The Ron Pretty Poetry Prize this year and am looking forward to receiving a good swag of entries. Do think of entering.

First Prize: $5000; Second Prize: $1500; Third Prize: $750

Judge: Ron Pretty Closing Date: September 15, 2016

The prize will be awarded to a single poem of up to 30 lines, and is open to anyone over the age of 18 years, including overseas applicants.

Only online submissions will be accepted:

The prize is named in honour of the distinguished Australian poet Ron Pretty, who founded Five Islands Press in 1986. Ron published over 230 books of poetry by Australian poets, before retiring from Five Islands Press in 2007. Since this time, FIP has maintained its commitment to publishing fine Australian poetry, including the work of emerging and established poets.


Submissions for Plumwood Mountain vol 1 no 2 close Thursday15 May 2014.

I have been tinkering with this site on and off over the past few days since I set it up adding things as they come to mind.  I will try to post something every week or so.  In the meantime, please feel welcome to comment on any aspect of ecological thinking and writing that interests you …

On a forest path the leaf litter – dead leaves which cushion our walk – lies as a trace of the fecundity of earth life, of death as compost for plant life, and as food and shelter for insect and microbial life. Leaf litter as floor covering for humans entering a forest forms the ‘roof’ of the world for many others.

What of writing as leaf litter?

Can research be a calling forth toward an environmental culture?

How can writing and research be part of a response to ecological crisis?

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