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'It is dusk. I stoop below a dark-leafed camellia that droops in the spring rain, crimson petals mark the pavement blood-red. I'm reminded of Alexandre Dumas' consumptive courtesan Marguerite Gautier in La Dame aux Camelias, who announced her availability by carrying a posy of camellias—white for 25 days and red for the other five—these highly prized exotics conveying a secret message to her suitors.'   (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Meanjin The Invisible Extinctions vol. 77 no. 3 Spring 2018 14628371 2018 periodical issue

    'What if its too late? What if the damage is done? Our climate is changing, a shift that will be transformative. But like the intersectionality of our personal and social relations, the environmental effects of the Anthropocene do not begin or end with rises in global temperature, they are complicated by interconnected patterns of human influence over the natural world.'  (Jonathan Green Editorial Introduction)

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