Congratulations to Jill Jones.

The issue has been live for just over a week now, but plenty of time still to read, think and enjoy.

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???????????????????????????????Plumwood Mountainvolume 2 number 1 is live, anticipating February 2015 by a couple of days. There is much to read, enjoy and consider in this issue. Please share widely.

photo © Rhonda Poholke 2014

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The new issue of Plumwood Mountain journal has been live for just over a week. If you haven’t already, do have a look and a read:

Plumwood Mountain Volume 2 Number 1.

Colloquium: a theology blog

Colloquium: The Australian and New Zealand Theological Review

Volume 46 Number 2


Editorial  Anne Elvey

Ecological Hermeneutics: Reflections on Methods and Prospects for the Future David G. Horrell

“Ecological Hermeneutics: Reflections on Methods and Prospects for the Future” by David G. Horrell: A Response Elaine M. Wainwright

Response to David Horrell’s “Ecological Hermeneutics: Reflections on Methods and Prospects for the Future” Steven Bouma-Prediger

The Father as the mia archē, the One Originating Source of the Son and the Spirit, and the Trinity as the monarchia, the One Undivided Sovereign Ruler Kevin Giles

Resurrection and the Foundation of Christian Behaviour: Paul and Origen in Dialogue Christoph Heilig

The Holy Spirit in the Arts: A Pneumatological Now-and-not-yet Approach to Beauty Christian Parker

Missional Church: More a Theological (Re)Discovery, Less a Strategy for Parish Development Edward Prebble

Saving Souls and Listening Hearts: Implications for Missional Leaders from Richard Rohr’s…

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A reminder that submissions for the February 2015 issue  of Plumwood Mountain: An Australian Journal of Ecopoetry and Ecopoetics are open for one more week. So, be sure to send us your work by Saturday 15 November 2014. Full details of submission requirements can be found here. Submissions on the theme “Otherkind” (see details here) are particularly welcome.

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magpieSubmissions are now open for Plumwood Mountain vol 2 no 1 to appear in February 2015. Both general submissions and submissions on the theme “Otherkind” are being considered.

Alphonso Lingis writes: “Today we have become aware once again that we share this planet with innumerable other living things, whose voices summon our attention and must also direct our magpielives.” (“The Voices of Things”, Senses and Society 4, no. 3 (2009): 280).

Are these others stunned by/in the Anthropocene as we are, as Deborah Bird Rose proposes? Are others saying their goodbyes to us, as Martin Harrison suggests? (Martin Harrison and Deborah Bird Rose, “Postscript”, Text  20,

How might human saying be shaped by the summons of the multiple voices of otherkind?

Submissions close Saturday 15 November 2014.

See the submissions page for further details.

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20140904_161725We have a number of books currently available for review. If you would like to review any of these please contact Anne Elvey for further details.

A Beautiful Anxiety by Jill Jones
A Spell, A Charm by John Leonard
Australian Poetry Journal 3.1 #animal
Curio by Kristin Hannaford
Intercolonial by Stephen Oliver
Recent issues of Island
Like a Beggar by Ellen Bass
Lupa and Lamb by Susan Hawthorne
married to this ground by Nicola Bowery
Southerly–Lyre/Liar edited by Teja B. Pribac
Sputnik’s Cousin by Kent McCarter

Further titles will be available for review very soon. For book reviews already published in Plumwood Mountain journal, see our Book Reviews page.

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2014-08-05 13.41.43There are some events of interest coming up sooner and later:

In August 2014, in Melbourne, David Morley, from the University of Warwick, and friends are reading at Collected Works on Wednesday 20 August, beginning 6.00pm. David is also giving a public lecture “Everything is Poetry: Environmental Poetry, Guerrilla Poetry and Poetry Bombing” at Monash Caulfield Campus on Wednesday 27 August, from 6.00pm-7.00pm. See here for further details. Also on Wednesday 27 August, there is a Melbourne Poets Union event: poets from the Bayside region are giving readings at Talbot Hall, not far from Seaford Station, beginning 7.00pm (Garth Madsen is MC, and readers are Avril Bradley, Jennifer Compton, Anne Elvey, Michelle Leber and Philton). If you wanted you could go to David’s lecture, hop on a Frankston-bound train afterwards and turn up a little late to the MPU event. Details are available here.

Here are a few conferences, Plumwood…

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The August 2014 issue of Plumwood Mountain is now online, with twenty-four new poems by Jordie Albiston, Alice Allan, Geraldine Burrowes, Anne M. Carson, Liana Joy Christensen, B. R. Dionysius, Dan Disney, Jeff Guess, Brian Hawkins, Matt Hetherington, Siobhan Hodge, Matt Howard, Jill Jones, Shari Kocher, Julie Maclean, Annerliegh Grace McCall, Stephen Oliver, Joyce Parkes, Jan Price, Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah, Adrian Southin, Ann Vickery, an article on environmental empathy by Amy Brown, words and images from Kit Kelen, a photo essay by Natasha Fijn, and new book reviews:

Megan Blake reviews Paths of Flight by Luke Fischer

Pam Brown reviews Flux and Wild Black Lake by Jane Joritz-Nakagawa

Robyn Cadwallader reviews XIII Poems by Jordie Albiston

Robbie Coburn reviews Bluewren Cantos by Mark Tredinnick

Stephen Harris reviews Southerly–The Political Imagination edited by Ann Vickery and Ali Alizadeh

Rosalind McFarlane reviews Ephemeral Waters by Kate Middleton

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Over the past couple of months, I’ve made some presentations and had a couple of things published. One was a presentation in late May in Bondi at an Ecofaith conference. My presentation was entitled “On (not) speaking about God ecologically” and you can find it on this blog here.

Another was a presentation at the Carmelite Library, entitled “A Spirituality that is not One: Australian Poetry, Spirit and Country” and you can find it here.

There are a couple of reviews of fine Australian poetry:

My review of Mark Tredinnick’s deeply engaging Bluewren Cantos appeared recently in Mascara Literary Review and you can find it here.

My review of Diane Fahey’s lovely The Stone Garden appeared in Cordite Poetry Review not long ago and you can find it here.

A couple of new poems of mine have appeared on-line in Cordite Poetry Review (here) and Otoliths (here).

And Kin was launched in fine fashion by Mark Tredinnick back on May 1, 2014.

Thanks to all the friends and colleagues who helped make this work possible.

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