Eric Beach

Natural Selection: Ecological Postcolonialism as Bearing on Place

Australian poetry reminds us that we cannot encounter the natural world except by cultural means. As Tom Griffiths writes, the idea of the natural world as a ‘cultural landscape acknowledges that an area is often the product of an intense interaction between nature and various phases of human habitation, and that natural places are not, as some ecological viewpoints suggest, destined to exist as climax communities or systems untouched by human hands’ (1996, p 277).

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Looking Back on th Sixties

lust pure lust beyond persuasion beyond ego beyond gender kids are a trip & a vicious skipping rope drowned geoff in two inches of water somewhere up in th blue mountains geoff last to take off his undies at nimbin …

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