The Future Keepers

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Nandi Chinna

The poems in The Future Keepers honour ecosystems and the custodians of future ecologies.

They navigate the poet's own embodied experiences of change and succession - of family, community and place. From the research scientists, gardeners, birds and plants of Kings Park, to the activism and ecosystems of the Beeliar Wetlands, to the poet's own inherited landscapes, these poems evoke mutuality and exchange in speaking of the gifts we receive from being open to encounters with other species, and the reciprocity that these gifts imply.

About the Author:
Dr Nandi Chinna is a writer, researcher and environmental activist based in Perth. She is the author of Swamp: Walking the Wetlands of the Swan Coastal Plain; Alluvium; How to Measure Land; and Our Only Guide is Our Homesickness. In February 2017, she collaborated with Amy Sharrocks and the Museum of Water to facilitate the creation of a community water poem and an interactive walking tour of lost water bodies at Perth International Arts Festival.

Dimensions: H 20.8cm x W 14cm x D 1.1cm

ISBN: 9781925591842

Publisher: Fremantle Press

Publication Date: 2019

Format: Paperback

Number of Pages: 104