Islands

New ecopoetry by Kristen Lang and Caitlin Maling
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August 2021, no. 434

Fish Work by Caitlin Maling

UWA Publishing, $29.99 pb, 120 pp

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Earth Dwellers: New poems

by Kristen Lang

Giramondo, $24 pb, 90 pp

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Islands

New ecopoetry by Kristen Lang and Caitlin Maling
by
August 2021, no. 434

New collections from Caitlin Maling and Kristen Lang are situated in vastly different landscapes but pursue similar ideas about the natural world’s fragility and the imminent environmental catastrophe. Maling’s Fish Work, as its title suggests, is primarily interested in marine life and the scientists studying it at Lizard Island Research Station on the Great Barrier Reef, while Lang’s Earth Dwellers explores mountains, caves, and coastlines in Tasmania and Nepal, examining the myriad complexities of ancient ecosystems. Maling’s and Lang’s new books, their fourth collections, urge readers to attend to the work of millennia that has produced these distinctive ecosystems and, in doing so, to appreciate the urgency of protecting them.

Ella Jeffery reviews 'Fish Work' by Caitlin Maling and 'Earth Dwellers: New poems' by Kristen Lang

Fish Work

by Caitlin Maling

UWA Publishing, $29.99 pb, 120 pp

Buy this book
Book Cover 2 Small

Earth Dwellers: New poems

by Kristen Lang

Giramondo, $24 pb, 90 pp

Buy this book

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