About The Book


Red Earth is an ecofeminist poetry collection offering meditations on place and the making of home amid the ever-increasing racket of society. It embodies a new planetary politics of making kin with plants, animals, the elements, and landscapes to find hope and healing in a time of state-sanctioned violence against the land and by proxy, its peoples. Tracing its poetic lineage to ecofeminist forebearers like Mary Oliver, Eavan Boland, Grace Nichols, Joy Harjo and Kathy Kathy Jetn̄il-Kijiner, Red Earth is an ecofeminist act of solidarity with marginalised others and an artifact of social and environmental activism.

About The Author


Esther Vincent Xueming is the editor-in-chief and founder of The Tiger Moth Review, an independent eco journal of art and literature based in Singapore. She is co-editor of two poetry anthologies, Poetry Moves and Little Things (Ethos Books, 2020 and 2013, respectively), and Making Kin, an ecofeminist anthology of personal essays by women writers in Singapore (Ethos Books, 2021). Her debut poetry collection, Red Earth (Blue Cactus Press, 2021), was a finalist for the Gaudy Boy Poetry Book Prize 2020 (New York). Her poems have been published online and in print internationally. She was a second-place winner and finalist at the National Poetry Competition (Singapore) 2020 and 2019 respectively, and a Best New Poets (US & Canada) nominee in 2019. A literature educator by profession, she is passionate about the relationships between art, literature and the environment. Follow her on Twitter @EstherVincentXM

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Publisher: Blue Cactus Press
Co-Publisher: Pagesetters Services
ISBN: 9781736820902
Paperback Size: 151.0 mm x 219.0 mm
Pages: 98
Weight: 184g
Year: 2021
Genre: Poetry, Eco-Feminism


Red Earth

SKU: 9781736820902