Yuiquimbiang | Louise Crisp #PoetryMonth

In her Preface, Louise Crisp describes her collection of poetry, Yuiquimbiang as 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'. The regions she writes about the East Gippsland and the Monaro. Crisp's poems and texts evolve from her … Continue reading Yuiquimbiang | Louise Crisp #PoetryMonth

The Pea-Pickers | Eve Langley Part 2 #AWWfiction

And reports from Bairnsdale, in the Gippsland district, indicate that Mr Nils Desperandum, of Sarsfield, will have the largest crop of apples, this year, for miles around. - INTERSTATE WEEKLY. On a hot Australian morning I read the above advertisement out to June as we sat in the low-roofed kitchen of our old home in … Continue reading The Pea-Pickers | Eve Langley Part 2 #AWWfiction

The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted | Robert Hillman #AUSfiction

Text Publishing back cover blurb: Tom Hope doesn’t think he’s much of a farmer, but he’s doing his best. He can’t have been much of a husband to Trudy, either, judging by her sudden departure. It’s only when she returns, pregnant to someone else, that he discovers his surprising talent as a father. So when … Continue reading The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted | Robert Hillman #AUSfiction