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.

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

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

Harriet Tarlo writes: “I invite poets from all over the world to contribute to the next issue of Plumwood Mountain, to consider in particular how our poetry might cross all boundaries: nation…

Source: Harriet Tarlo guest poetry editor for Plumwood Mountain February 2017: Submissions now open

Ron Pretty Poetry Prize 2016 Extended

Many thanks to all the poets who have entered to date.

Over the past two months, the Five Islands Press website and Ron Pretty Poetry Prize entry page have been down at least twice. This is fixed now. But the Press wants to offer poets more time to enter the prize.

We are extending the prize until 22 November 2016.

With this new deadline, the long list will now be announced on 21 January 2017

The short list will be announced on 31 January 2017

The prize winner will be announced at an event on 3 March 2017

Five prize:$5000

Second prize: $1500

Third prize: $750

First entry: $25

Subsequent entry: $10

Enter 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.


Jason Childs introduces the Poetics, Writing, Thought seminars that Martin Harrison began in 2014 and at which he and Deborah Bird Rose spoke only days before he died. The sound files from this fin…

Source: Martin Harrison and the Poetics, Writing, Thought seminars

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