She is the Earth

Ali Cobby Eckermann

She Is the Earth is the luminous new verse novel from celebrated poet Ali Cobby Eckermann. It charts a journey through grief and celebrates the healing power of Country. We follow Eckermann’s soft footfalls in the open (but far from empty) spaces between earth and sky; from sandstone to wetlands, from plains to mountain ranges.

Eckermann’s writing soars in this meditative and transformative piece. Soaked in lightness and dark, history and dreaming, her words will move you, shake you, devastate you and uplift you. This book is full of unexpected beauty in slow, contemplative moments. Read it to see the She in and around all of us.

To read she is the earth is to hear the timeless voice of the living earth herself.

- Gloria Steinem

...unlike any other book in Australian literature. Of the works Eckermann has written to date, it could well prove her most enduring.

- Aidan Coleman, The Conversation

She is the Earth' feels both dreamlike and visceral, the talented poet making a nebulous plane of existence feel miraculously tangible in less than 100 pages.

- Sian Cain, The Guardian

Paperback & ebook
Adult Poetry

Ali Cobby Eckermann

Ali Cobby Eckermann is a Yankunytjatjara poet and artist from South Australia whose work has been published and celebrated around the world. Her verse novel Ruby Moonlight won the inaugural black&write! Indigenous fellowship, the Kenneth Slessor Prize, a Deadly Award and was named the NSW Premier’s Literary Award Book of the Year.

Magabala Books

Magabala Books is Australia’s leading Indigenous publishing house. Aboriginal owned and led, we celebrate and nurture the talent and diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices.

She is the Earth
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