Monthly Archives: March 2012

Book review – The Alphabet of Light and Dark

Writing Bar, the Sydney Writers’ Centre blog, has published my book review of The Alphabet of Light and Dark by Danielle Wood. Check it out here (or if that link doesn’t work, http://www.writingbar.com/2012/03/book-reviews/book-review-the-alphabet-of-light-and-dark-by-danielle-wood/).

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The sea again

In view of our earlier discussion, about how a boat can be home, I felt the need to share this passage I’ve just come across while re-reading Conrad’s Heart of Darkness: “(Marlow) was a seaman, but he was a wanderer, … Continue reading

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Ecopoetics

I really like this word. The writer who’s introduced it to me, Jonathan Bate, prefers “ecopoesis” – but somehow “ecopoetics” seems more evocative. Bate proposes “ecopoesis” as an alternative term to “ecocriticism”. Whatever you call it, he’s talking about an … Continue reading

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