Published in Overland Issue 240 Spring 2020 · Uncategorized Looms Elena Gomez are heavy to lug. think also of the weight of wool you crushed lichen & made a potion. There is bromine & it is a weakening agent the animals require care or Petter Dass & a sharp wit: a lamb’s head my large blue chest looms it blocks out the sun we scatter oral discs but there is a species at extinction bivalves cease to breed in the northern oceans ‘Swimming Inwards in Northern Norway’s Ocean’ Skyline, climate, badly Automated notions of colour Stylised & unrefined Relinquish a category, Supplement a movement Or its transformation A discovery as death Vegetable dye Spin linen Your bail in granular Beard lichen Spruce tree lichen Boil it briefly A pot of water at 80 degrees A madder root (for Hannah Ryggen) Read the rest of Overland 240 If you enjoyed this piece, buy the issue Or subscribe and receive four brilliant issues for a year Elena Gomez Elena Gomez is a poet and book editor living in Melbourne. She is the author of Body of Work (Cordite) and a number of chapbooks. More by Elena Gomez › Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of supporting writers, and publishing ideas and voices often excluded from other places. If you like this piece, or support Overland’s work in general, please subscribe or donate. Related articles & Essays First published in Overland Issue 228 1 December 20231 December 2023 · History ‘We’re doing everything but treaty’: Law reform and sovereign refusal in the colonial debtscape Maria Giannacopoulos I coined the concept of the colonial debtscape while working to understand the relation between debt and sovereignty in the wake of the 2007 Global Financial crisis. Despite the referendum held in Greece in 2015 where the people voted against austerity, austerity as punishment, was imposed anyway. As this was a colonising move, that is, the imposition of an external and foreign law on local populations against their will, it was to Aboriginal scholars here that I turned to begin to put the pieces together. First published in Overland Issue 228 30 November 202330 November 2023 · Urbanism The Plains exposes the psychic terrain of Victoria’s highways Fred Pryce The Plains charts the psychic terrain of the freeway in miniature, peeling back the lid of the private vehicle to expose just one of the millions of dramas taking place in simultaneity, severed from one another yet still part of the same city-wide traffic ballet.