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Issue Details: First known date: 2019... 2019 Yuiquimbiang
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'Yuiquimbiang is part of an ongoing project to create an ecopoetic form that integrates political essay and environmental poetics: a project that evolved out of my double life as a poet and environmental activist. It was driven by a desire to develop a radical ecopoetic form that would effectively communicate Australia’s ecological crisis as encountered in two specific regions – East Gippsland and the Monaro – and enact an alternative inhabitation of the land.

'The series of mainly long-form texts in this collection is grounded in extensive walking, listening and research. A concomitant slow reading is encouraged. In the drafts, the work included detailed references that have been distilled here in the notes section at the end. I have spent decades attending to this place, and continue to search for a glimpse of the pre-European grasslands and forests and celebrate their rare survival. The work attempts to defy the continuing colonial violence that permits and supports the undoing of the land.

'‘Yuiquimbiang’ is the first recorded European mishearing/ misrepresentation of a Ngarigu word, written down by John Lhotsky in 1834 as the name of a Monaro run, which later became known as Eucumbene. The Eucumbene River, once referred to as the East Branch of the Snowy River, was excluded from the 2002 intergovernmental agreements to return environmental flows to the Snowy.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Cordite Press , 2019 .
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      Extent: 116p.
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      • Published 20 January 2019.

      ISBN: 9780648056898
      Series: y separately published work icon CorditeBooks : Series 3 Melbourne : Cordite Press , 2018-2019 12913973 2018 series - publisher poetry Number in series: 7

Works about this Work

Against the Tide Gregory Day , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 22 June 2019; (p. 25)

— Review of Brookings : The Noun : New Poems Jennifer Maiden , 2019 selected work poetry ; Yuiquimbiang Louise Crisp , 2019 selected work poetry
Introduction to Louise Crisp’s Yuiquimbiang Bruce Pascoe , Louise Crisp , Zoe Sadokierski , 2019 single work essay
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , 1 February no. 89 2019;

'Read. This is poetry. Both a praise and a lament for Country. Read. There is little like it. Australia struggles with an embrace of the past, but Louise Crisp does not flinch from the intimacy of fact. If there is regret here, there is also hope – hope and a plea to you, reader, to witness the works of those for whom the land is not their mother.' (Introduction)

Against the Tide Gregory Day , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 22 June 2019; (p. 25)

— Review of Brookings : The Noun : New Poems Jennifer Maiden , 2019 selected work poetry ; Yuiquimbiang Louise Crisp , 2019 selected work poetry
Introduction to Louise Crisp’s Yuiquimbiang Bruce Pascoe , Louise Crisp , Zoe Sadokierski , 2019 single work essay
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , 1 February no. 89 2019;

'Read. This is poetry. Both a praise and a lament for Country. Read. There is little like it. Australia struggles with an embrace of the past, but Louise Crisp does not flinch from the intimacy of fact. If there is regret here, there is also hope – hope and a plea to you, reader, to witness the works of those for whom the land is not their mother.' (Introduction)

Last amended 12 Dec 2019 09:33:49
Subjects:
  • East Gippsland, Gippsland, Victoria,
  • Monaro, Cooma area, Cooma - Snowy - Bombala area, Southeastern NSW, New South Wales,
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