Abstract: The following article proposes a reading of the poetry of Amanda Stewart, through the notion of the ecological, conceptual lyric, as theorized through the song practice of the lyrebird. It argues for the significance of Stewart’s work, but also for rethinking the figurative relation between birdsong and poetry, with specific reference to the lyrebird, and to Australia
as lyric’s conceptual origin.

Keywords: ecopoetics, lyric, voice, conceptual poetry, birds.

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