Views from the Red Column


Green columns of light catch my attention and inspire me to write.

To write about determination and the ability of living things to hang onto thin air. The meaning of tenacity and the untapped potential of human memory. The ability of women to make a difference.

To write about the ability of life to exist inside a rock—to grow from branches that the rational mind will never see.

Memorial Protest

*This photograph was taken on a recent trip to Berlin. The Block der Frauen (Block of Women) by artist Inge Hunzinger (1915-2009) marks the the 1943 site where German women peacefully protested against the planned  deportation of their Jewish husbands. The Rosenstrasse protest helped debunk the widespread myth that resistance against the Nazi dictatorship was futile.

Text and image courtesy of Monica Goldberg – Pacuare Anthology Poet


Human | Nature: Poems for Pacuare

This book is the result of a rare conjunction of poets from all around the world, and the Pacuare Nature Reserve in Costa Rica.

The Pacuare Poetry Competition provided the impetus for each poet to write about the relationship between human beings and the natural world, encompassing the humour, sadness, generosity, violence, intimacy and distance of that relationship. It has never been more important for poetry to address this subject. We have gathered these poems into a book hoping that it will form part of an ongoing conversation.