Entangled Lives by Anne Elvey

Anne Elvey recently joined us to reflect on our entagled lives. She is a poet and researcher living and working on unceded Boonwurrung Country in Seaford, Victoria.

She received a PhD in Women’s Studies from Monash University in 2000 for her research on an ecological feminist reading of the Gospel of Luke. Her most recent scholarly books are Reading with Earth: Contributions of the New Materialism to an Ecological Feminist Hermeneutics (Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2022) and Reading the Magnificat in Australia: Unsettling Engagements (Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2020). Edited collections include Cloud Climbers: Declarations through Images and Words for a Just and Ecologically Sustainable Peace (with artwork by William Kelly and Benjamin McKeown; Armadale, Vic.: Palaver, 2021). Anne was editor of Colloquium: The Australian and New Zealand Theological Review from May 2012 to May 2017 and president of the Fellowship for Biblical Studies in 2011.

Her most recent poetry collections are Leaf (Liquid Amber Press, 2022) and Obligations of voice (Recent Work Press, 2021). She was inaugural managing editor of Plumwood Mountain: An Australian Journal of Ecopoetry and Ecopoetics, from 2013 to 2020, and was editor in chief with Melbourne Poets’ Union, from 2016 to 2018. Her research interests are in ecological poetics, ecological feminist hermeneutics, the new materialism, biblical literature (esp. Gospel of Luke) and its afterlives and unsettling whiteness. She is an adjunct research fellow in the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics, Monash University, and an honorary research fellow at Pilgrim Theological College, University of Divinity.


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