Stony Creek – coupe 735-520-0009 (Tambo)
Text by Louise Crisp | photograph by Lisa Roberts
Masked Owl Tyto novaehollandiae
Locations centred entirely within structurally dense forested habitats.
A narrow funnel of old forest to hunt in leads up the gully to Stony Creek Rd
The bright moon is no help and neither are they, preying overhead with intent
to devour a life, a multiplicity, a country: 30ha of unlogged forest across the road
The masked owl perched on a low branch listens into the approaching forest-void
’s latest collection is Glide published by Puncher and Wattman (2021). A previous collection Yuiquimbiang (Cordite Books 2019) was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards and highly commended in the Wesley Michel Wright Poetry Prize. Her work focuses on specific regional environments of south-eastern Australia and experiments with the formal possibilities of integrating poetics and environmental activism. Crisp lives in East Gippsland on the unceded lands of the Gunaikurnai nation.
is a photographer who chases bats, blossom, disappearing trees and epic landscapes. She lives and works in Gippsland on unceded Gunnai Kurnai Country. Her current project is The future is a big sky. A survey of old forests scheduled for logging and burning. Her recent exhibition was Flying Foxes and Disappearing Trees at East Gippsland Art Gallery.