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Ecopoetry bundle

Jane Gibian, Kristen Lang, Shevaun Cooley, Kate Middleton

This August we celebrate the launch of Jane Gibian’s Beneath the Tree Line and mark poetry month with a special bundle offer on collections by Shevaun Cooley, Jane Gibian, Kristen Lang and Kate Middleton. Attuned to their immediate surroundings as well as global ecological concerns, these poets consider natural and man-made environments and our relationships with them.

In her new collection Jane Gibian writes of a range of landscapes, with a strong sense of the connectedness between seasons, places, animate and inanimate beings, from the coast to the forest, from rivers in urban settings to country towns and their surroundings. With its immersion in powerful wilderness landscapes, Tasmanian poet Kristen Lang’s Earth Dwellers challenges our human-centredness by embracing perspectives which set delicate life forms against time scales that go back millions of years. In Ephemeral Waters, Kate Middleton charts the course of an iconic Colorado River, depicting the vitality of the river and its progressive degradation, and the exaltation, enjoyment and despair of those who live by it. In Homing West Australian poet Shevaun Cooley is drawn to the landscapes of North Wales, the sudden appearance of wild creatures, the shifting waters, the way light falls over the scene, as she contemplates what constitutes a home.

 

Normally valued at $96, this bundle is offered at $75 (postage is free within Australia).

About the Authors

Jane Gibian

Jane Gibian is the author of four poetry collections, tidemark (2013), Ardent (published by Giramondo in 2007), long shadows (2005) and The Body’s Navigation (1998). Her poetry has been widely anthologised in publications such as Contemporary Australian Poetry and Contemporary Australian Feminist Poetry. In 2020 she was awarded the Varuna Poetry Flagship Fellowship. She was the recipient of an Asialink Literature Residency in Vietnam. She works as a librarian and also writes about libraries, history and the environment.

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Kristen Lang

Kristen Lang moved from Melbourne to regional Tasmania as a child. She now lives in mountainous country in north-west Tasmania. In her writing, closeness and connection combine with a beyond-human view that celebrates ecological continuity. Her collection of poems and photographs Let me show you a ripple was self-published in 2008. In 2017, her poetry books SkinNotes and The Weight of Light were published by Walleah Press and Five Islands Press. The latter was longlisted for the 2019 Margaret Scott Award.

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Shevaun Cooley

Shevaun Cooley is a poet, essayist, and climber. Her poems have been published in Cordite, Island, Poetry Wales, Meanjin, Southerly and The Best Australian Poems, and have been shortlisted for the Newcastle Poetry Prize, and the University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor’s International Poetry Prize. She has a PhD in Creative Writing from Edith Cowan University, where she now teaches as an Adjunct Lecturer.

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Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton’s previous collections with Giramondo are Fire Season, which won the Western Australian Premier’s Award for Poetry in 2009, and Ephemeral Waters, which was shortlisted for the 2014 NSW Premier’s award for Poetry.

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