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Alternative title: Earth Poems
Issue Details: First known date: 2019... no. 5 September 2019 of Not Very Quiet est. 2017 Not Very Quiet
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'My provocation as guest editor for this new issue of Not Very Quiet, ‘Earth Poems’, focused on the woman who ignited the modern environmental movement, Rachel Carson. Carson alerted the world to the dangers of DDT and pointed out (in the mid-1960s) that ‘we live in an age of rising seas … a startling alteration of climate’. As I noted in the provocation, the springboard for Carson’s superb writing was her keen observation of, connection with, and deep love for the natural world.'  (Tricia Dearborn :Introduction to ‘Earth Poems')


  • Epigraph: Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.

    - Rachel Carson, The Sense of Wonder, 1965

  • Only literary material by Australian authors individually indexed. Other material in this issue includes:

    Katie Assarian : When We Were Called Farm Children

    Gina Marie Bernard : Picking Blueberries with Grandma Sabo

    Jhilam Chattaraj : I will fall sick if you photograph me

    Diana Donovan : Sisters

    Cheryl Dumesnil : Sermon 1

    Lauren Fancher : Drive-In

    Elizabeth Galoozis : Reprisal

    Kathy Gee : Mastery

    Gwendolen Gross : Continuous Bloom

    Sonia Hamer : The Lure

    A. Hampford : Crossings

    Wynne Hungerford : Love Story

    Rebecca Jung : The Solace of Small Things

    Kathy Kituai : The Great Remembering

    LindaAnn LoSchiavo : A Secret Midtown Garden

    Carolyn Martin : Blamestorming 

    Diane Martini Richard : The Nature of Tea

    Alexa Mergen : Hold and Tract

    Stephanie Niu : Hometown and Vision of America

    Kailah Peters: The Sky Talks

    H.E. Riddleton : The Earth Accepts Its Daily Prophet : To Mary Oliver

    Jamie L. Smith : Consumption

    Skaidrite Stelzer : Small Blessings

    Katie Stockton : The Finch

    Dawn-Hunter Strobel : I Kneel to the Muddy Water in Me

    Catherine Trundle : Species, Manifold

    Susan Wardell : Little ’berg in the big city

    Kylie Ayn Yockey : Shelled

    Yvonne : Thou Art a Magnet



* Contents derived from the 2019 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Rhythmic Oscillationsi"There is still light", Magdalena Ball , single work poetry
Out Westi"Out west", Emily Bourke , single work poetry
Most Deadlyi"We glow light deadly.", Emilie Collyer , single work poetry
A Jellyfish Quilt, Shaped like a Familyi"say imagine a patchwork on a daily tide billowing", Jennifer Compton , single work poetry
The Dusky Grasswren (Amytornis Purnelli)i"They live in spinifex", P. S. Cottier , single work poetry
Stone Tree Breathi"Enduring discipline of air", Anne Elvey , single work poetry
Far and Wildi"I never cared for manicured lawns,", Irina Frolova , single work poetry
Undergroundi"They break the air so high—like the slow sound", Kathryn Fry , single work poetry
There Will Be Noisei"All perfectly legal―just", Hazel Hall , single work poetry
The Sea Calls My Namei"the smell of salt", Gail Maria Hennessy , single work poetry
Eulogy : a Reefi"…built like a chain, the breaking of only one link could destroy it… [i]", Elanna Herbert , single work poetry
Sadness Is a Skeleton / In The Museum Cafei"as often I sit here just below", Jill Jones , single work poetry
He Kawau Mārōi"i come home early", Michaela Keeble , single work poetry
Hongoeka Love Poemsi"Warning at dawn", Michaela Keeble , single work poetry
Tabula Rasai"Sixty harvests until the end of things,", Penelope Layland , single work poetry
The Girl from the Coasti"she was a child", Jennifer Mackenzie , single work poetry
Sirenia at the Lidoi"I’m not on drugs", Julie Maclean , single work poetry
Imagine Becoming the Seai"sucking salt", Victoria McGrath , single work poetry
Monet Knew What It Was All abouti"He chased the light by standing in one place and watching", Amanda McLeod , single work poetry
Synchronised Swimmers Found Dead in Australian Waterwayi"Synchronised swimming is designed to look / effortless /", Rosalind Moran , single work poetry

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