Call of The Reed Warbler: A New Agriculture, A New Earth Charles Massy

Call of the Reed Warbler

Call of the Reed Warbler by Charles Massy ISBN 978-0-7022-5341-6 When Australian farmer Charles Massy was young he was climbing a snow capped mountain in New Zealand when he noticed that the snow had a red tinge to it: Using my ice axe, I chipped into the sugary layer, thinking the colour came from some type of algae. To my enquiry, and with an air … Continue reading Call of the Reed Warbler

Between Farmers

Issue 27 of Kill Your Darlings journal features an article that I wrote about an organic farmer in my home state of Western Australia who tried to sue his neighbour when genetically modified canola blew over the fence. Kill Your Darlings have published the whole article on their website which you can read here. I am very grateful for the opportunity to publish in the … Continue reading Between Farmers

Greening the Apocalypse podcast

Greening the Apocalypse started as a summer fill at RRR, a community radio station in Melbourne. The first show went to air on 10 February 2015. Since then, we’ve been picked up as a weekly show, and have been extremely fortunate in accessing some of the sharpest minds in global food, ecological and political systems, including: Clive Blazey . Joel Salatin. Vandana Shiva. David Holmgren. … Continue reading Greening the Apocalypse podcast

Consumed: Food For A Finite Planet

Consumed: Food For a Finite Planet by Sarah Elton ISBN-13: 978-0-226-09362-8 Published 2013 by The University of Chicago Press 348 pages ‘The food system as we know it was assembled in a few decades- and if it can be built that quickly, it can be reassembled and improved in the same amount of time.’ The Australian Bureau of Statistics website has a Population Clock that … Continue reading Consumed: Food For A Finite Planet

Motel Chronicles by Sam Shepard

Motel Chronicles & Hawk Moon by Sam Shepard- With photographs by Johnny Dark ISBN 0-571-13458-0 Motel Chronicles was published in 1982 by City Lights Books- that literary petri dish inoculated by the beatniks and colonised by insurgents. Hawk Moon was published in 1981 by Performing Arts Journal Publications. Both publishers are still going strong, a testament to their fine choice of writers. My copy melds … Continue reading Motel Chronicles by Sam Shepard

This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz

         ISBN 978-0-571-29421-3 published 2012 by faber and faber 214pages You work harder than you’ve ever worked at everything- the teaching, your physical therapy, your regular therapy, your reading, your walking. You keep waiting for the heaviness to leave you. You keep waiting for the moment you never think about the ex again. It doesn’t come. I bought This Is How You Lose Her on … Continue reading This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz