Author(s): Listening to Land
Listening to Land offers us a moving testimony in poetry, reflection and art to the power of land in all its forms — plants, animals, water, earth, rock and the many generations of human inhabitants going back to the time of origins. Informed by multiple layers of knowledge — indigenous, scientific, philosophic — the authors of this collaborative work summon us to an understanding of all that is lost when a rich, diverse valley is needlessly drowned. Protesting against the raising of the Warragamba dam wall through this poetic act of collaborative art, Listening to land gathers the collective voice of a community speaking for what they cherish: earth in all its abundance known directly at local level. — Peter Boyle – Poet
Listening to land are a collective of artists, poets and activists who have come together to grow a body of creative work that responds to the specific environmental issue of the proposed raising of the Warragamba dam.
All of the poetry and visual arts we have work-shopped has been grounded in ‘more than just human’ research. We have also worked from the tradition of deep ecology as brought into our community by John Seed and Joanna Macy.
We hope that we can share the voices of our more than just human kin. To share what they may experience.
We also seek to raise funds by the sale of a printed book – to support activists who are engaged in direct action.