We are here for only a short time, but nature endures. This is one of the basic realities that govern our lives, and our attachments to the more-than-human realm, by which I mean the land, landscape, animals, nature, the environment.
Anthony Albanese's Labor Party government was elected in May 2022, following ten years in power by the Liberal Party, led by Scott Morrison. Has the new government sparked a reckoning with climate change?
Recently I joined veteran travel journalist Simon Calder and ex-BBC producer Mick Webb again for their popular podcast on travel, You Should Have Been There.
My piece on climate change, the Anthropocene and extinction is published in the new University of East Anglia magazine format, combining text and images in an innovative format. This story co-incides with an event at Norwich Cathedral that I will chair on October 12th, 7-9pm.
Journeys Around our Rooms is an interactive, online space for writers to share the spaces in which they write, conceived of by Amy Sackville and David Flusfeder at the
In so-called lockdown I started re-reading Elizabeth Bishop's poetry and her collected letters, One Art, originally published in 1994. I have dipped into her poetry many times over the years, but my last trip before the pandemic, to Brazil, where Bishop lived for many years, and the unwe
Angelus Novus by Paul Klee, 1920.
(What follows is an extract from a longer essay on the writing of Lauren Berlant, Walter Benjamin, the concept of 'eventilisation' in the context of the current Sars2-Covid19 pandemic.)