My poem ‘Shaping the Land’ was recently published in The Fourth River. It is one of many eco poems I’ve been working on over the past year, with a collection in the works. It’s fierce, unapologetic and its message is clear.
Ecological concerns have always been there for me. Growing up in Australia I’ve witnessed countless environmental injustices – from the senseless logging of old-growth forests in Tasmania, to trodden Aboriginal land rights in Esperance, Western Australia. I was also an active member of Greenpeace and The Wilderness Society in the early 2000s, and passionately involved in environmental rights movements during this time.
Read the poem.