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Gregory Day's essays are immersed in the natural world, but think beyond the category of 'nature writing'

By David Carlin, Professor of Creative Writing, RMIT University
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Gregory Day’s essay collection Words are Eagles is carefully subtitled: “Selected Writings on the Nature and Language of Place”.

The word “nature” has crept in there perhaps to give a nod to the reader to expect some version of “nature writing”. But this is not nature writing. In fact, the book gently but firmly suggests we should think beyond the category of “nature writing” as we have grown accustomed to it.


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