Author(s): Nandi Chinna
Chinna uncovers the lost places that exist beneath the townscape of Perth. For the last four years the poet has walked the wetlands of the Swan Coastal Plain - and she has walked the paths and streets where the wetlands once were. Chinna writes with great poignancy and beauty of our inability to return, and the ways in which we can use the dual practice of writing and walking to reclaim what we have lost. Her poems speak with urgency about wetlands that are under threat from development today.
Nandi Chinna is a writer and environmental activist. Her first collection of poetry, Our Only Guide is Our Homesickness, was published in 2007, followed by the chapbook How to Measure Land.