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About the Book:
Ross Gibson watches the harbour as acutely as he does the ancient land and the more recent landfall of Sydney. Over decades he has paid attention in his writing and other artistic pursuits to the aftereffects of Sydney’s colonial history, its environmental silhouette, and its poetic forms.
In Flooded Canyon, he uses haiku to lay down some of these contours created through deep observation of littoral zones.
About the Author:
Ross Gibson is a writer and researcher who also makes films and multi-media environments. His main interests are contemporary arts, communication and the history of environmental consciousness in colonial cultures, particularly in Australia and the Pacific. His work spans several media and disciplines.
Recent works include: the books The Summer Exercises (2009), 26 Views of the Starburst World (2012) and Stone Grown Cold (2015), the video installation Street X-Rays (2005) and the serialised photographic poem, Accident Music, published online weekly with the Justice & Police Museum in Sydney (2010–2013).