“Letters to Our Home: creative reflections on the climate crisis”

 “Letters to Our Home” is now published!

This 50-page book was conceived during the Australian bushfire crisis during the summer of 2019/2020. It was inspired by the northern hemisphere publication, “Letters to the Earth”. Like that publication, we hope creative responses to the growing climate, biodiversity and environmental crises will help us come to terms with the situation we collectively face, nurture our spirits and inspire us to take, and to demand, action.

The contributors to this collection are connected in some way to WA, and they vary from school-age children to parents, workers and retired people, published poets and newcomers. They write from their hearts and are inspired by their passion to see art as a selfless act of giving, and as activism.

This varied and enjoyable journey around Western Australia’s unique precious places and explores how we as humans live within them. It includes images, poetry and prose.

I’m so pleased to be included in this publication.

All  proceeds from the sale of “Letters to Our Home” will be split between the Environmental Defenders Office (EDO) [ https://www.edo.org.au/ ] and the WA Forest Alliance (WAFA) [ https://waforestalliance.org/ and/or https://forestsforlife.org.au/about-us/ ]

“Letters to Our Home” can be purchased from Mulla Mulla Press [ https://www.mullamullapress.com/letters ]

Published by Lisa Collyer Poet

Lisa Collyer is a poet and educator. She writes poetry with a focus on women’s bodies and how their experiences shape their everyday lives She is a Four Centres’ Emerging Writer, a writer-in-residence with The National Trust of W.A. (2021), an invited writer-in-residence for Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers’ Centre (2022), and the winner of the Annette Cameron Encouragement Award (2021). Her work appears in Cordite, Rabbit, Westerly and Australian Poetry Anthology 21-22. She resides on the unceded lands of the Whadjuk Noongar Nation and pays her respects to elders past, present, and emerging.

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