John Charles Ryan is postdoctoral research fellow in communications and arts at Edith Cowan University in Perth.

He is the author of the poetry and illustration book Two With Nature with Ellen Hickman (Fremantle Press, 2012) and several research monographs on the cultural and literary aspects of plants, including Green Sense (TrueHeart Publishing, 2012), Unbraided Lines (CG Publishing, 2013) and Being With (CG Publishing, 2014).

His project FloraCultures ( is a work-in-progress digital archive of Perth’s plant-based cultural heritage

Pieces by John Charles Ryan

A very striking parasite
Edition 47: Looking West

Griffith Review