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Issue Details: First known date: 2020... March 2020 of Plumwood Mountain [Online] est. 2014 Plumwood Mountain [Online]
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Nobody’s Voice : to Hear What Is Unheard as a Pressing Task for Poetics Today, Warwick Mules , single work criticism
'In the age of the Anthropocene, we can no longer trust the human voice to say the truth of things. In a twisted, perverted way, the Anthropocene condemns human ‘saying’ as false and misleading while affirming the human as the only one who can say anything at all. This paradox of the human voice – a voice that is unable to tell the truth in its very capacity to tell the truth – is what besets us today. Is there a voice that can speak out of this paradox without its paradoxical claim on what is said? In this article I will work with the possibility of a poetics that speaks with nature in a poietic voice: not the human voice that speaks paradoxically, but the voice unheard in this very speaking. To attempt such a task I will invoke the work of the philosopher Jean-François Lyotard, who proposes a poetics of the figural from the perspective of the eye over the voice. My claim is that to arrive at a non-Anthropocentric way of poetic saying we must go by way of the eye over the voice. We do not hear what is seen; rather, in what is seen we hear. This article will focus on the saying of nature in two poems: Wallace Stevens’s ‘The Rock’, and John Ryan’s ‘I Turned the Corner and Entered the Mind of the Beech Forest’. While Stevens’s poem speaks with the Anthropos, unable to hear the other who cannot speak back, Ryan’s poem speaks after the Anthropos with nobody’s voice heard in the poem’s visual presentation. There is no other to speak back, only the fall into oblivion: a fall into nature where the voice is heard.' (Publication abstract)
Wild Yam Dreaming : The Phytopoetics of Emily Kame Kngwarreye, John Charles Ryan , single work criticism
'Anmatyerre elder and artist Emily Kame Kngwarreye (1910–1996) of the Utopia community, Northern Territory, Australia, featured the growth patterns of the pencil yam (Vigna lanceolata) prominently in works such as Untitled (Yam) (1981), Anooralya – Wild Yam (1989) and Yam Dreaming (1996) as well as a number of black-and-white renderings. Through the yam-art of Kngwarreye, this article considers human-vegetal entanglements in Aboriginal Australian societies. Integral to appreciating Kngwarreye’s paintings, the plant-poiesis-people conjunction calls prominence to ancestral—or Dreaming—knowledge of yams not only as providores of material sustenance but also as agential beings-in-themselves who culture humankind across space and time.' (Introduction)
Adele Dumont Reviews The Grass Library by David Brooks, Adele Dumont , single work review
— Review of The Grass Library David Brooks , 2019 single work autobiography ;
Annelise Roberts Reviews Crow College by Emma Lew, Annelise Roberts , single work review
— Review of Crow College : New and Selected Poems Emma Lew , 2019 selected work poetry ;
Annelise Roberts Reviews The Ls by Judy Annear, Annelise Roberts , single work review
— Review of The Ls Judy Annear , 2019 selected work poetry ;
C J Vallis Reviews Stranger Country by Monica Tan, C. J. Vallis , single work review
— Review of Stranger Country Monica Tan , 2019 single work autobiography ;
David Smith Reviews Swamp by Nandi Chinna, David Smith , single work review
— Review of Swamp : Walking the Wetlands of the Swan Coastal Plain Nandi Chinna , 2014 selected work poetry ;
Jane Joritz-Nakagawa Reviews between Wind and Water by Berni M Janssen, Ada Unseen by Frances Presley and Fate News by Norma Cole, Jane Joritz-Nakagawa , single work review
— Review of Between Wind and Water : In a Vulnerable Place Berni M. Janssen , 2018 selected work poetry ;
Julia Clark Reviews Acting Like a Girl by Sandra Renew, Julia Clark , single work review
— Review of Acting Like a Girl Sandra Renew , 2019 selected work poetry ;
Lucas Smith Reviews Belief by Les Wicks, Lucas Smith , single work review
— Review of Belief Les Wicks , 2019 selected work poetry ;
Mary Cresswell Reviews Empirical by Lisa Gorton, Mary Cresswell , single work review
— Review of Empirical Lisa Gorton , 2019 selected work poetry ;
Nikoleta Zampaki Reviews Workbook Questions : Writing of Torture, Trauma Experience by Margaret Bennett and Jennifer Maiden, Nikoleta Zampaki , single work review
— Review of Workbook Questions : Writing of Torture, Trauma Experience Margaret Bennett , Jennifer Maiden , 2019 multi chapter work criticism ;
Phillip Hall Reviews Summer Haiku by Owen Bullock and Breathing in Stormy Seasons by Stephanie Green, Phillip Hall , single work review
— Review of Summer Haiku Owen Bullock , 2019 selected work poetry ; Breathing in the Stormy Seasons Stephanie Green , 2019 selected work poetry ;
Simone King Reviews The Tomb of the Unknown Artist by Andy Kissane, Simone King , single work review
— Review of The Tomb of the Unknown Artist Andy Kissane , 2019 selected work poetry ;
Wendy Fleming Reviews The Intimacy of Strangers Edited by Philip Porter and Andy Kissane, Wendy Fleming , single work review
— Review of The Intimacy of Strangers : North Shore Poetry Project 2018 anthology poetry ;

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