POETRY EDITORIAL: Felicity Plunkett

ARTWORKS: Six Works in Response to Poetics by Ian Friend

FILM POETRY: 被移動的嗎? | Was Being Moved? by Ye Mimi … (world premier)

ELECTRONIC POETRY: Speech Poetry by Jason Nelson

ESSAYS:
X Marks the Parataxis: Louis Armand, John Kinsella and Jessica L. Wilkinson by Javant Biarujia
I Revolve a Skull that Knows: On José García Villa by Robert Nery
Reading Apollinaire’s ‘Vendémiaire’ by Marty Hiatt

TRANSLATIONS:
Two Translations of Yang Lian by Mabel Lee
The Vintage | Vendémiaire by Marty Hiatt (see essay)

REVIEWS:
Lisa Samuels Reviews The Auckland University Press Anthology of New Zealand Literature
John Hawke Reviews The Organ-Grinder’s Monkey: Culture After the Avant-Garde
Danijela Kambaskovic-Sawers Reviews Graveyard Poetry: Religion, Aesthetics and the Mid-eighteenth-Century Poetic Condition
Geoff Page Reviews John Kinsella

CHAPBOOK: Spoon Bending: A Chapbook Curated by Kent MacCarter (featuring: Amanda Stewart, Berni M Janssen, Dorothea Rosa Herliany, Elena Gomez, Elif Sezen, Elżbieta Wójcik-Leese, Gig Ryan, Ingrid de Kok, Jane Gibian, Jennifer K Dick, Jodi Braxton, JS Harry, Lee Kofman, Nicolette Stasko, Susan Schultz, Tracy Ryan, Vona Groarke, Hannah Raisin and Will Heathcote)

And a sequence of 51 NEW POEMS selected by Felicity Plunkett:
Cantone 5a. ‘Core’
by A J Carruthers
Meridian
by Aden Rolfe
Biography of Elvis
by Claire Nashar
Linen Closet
by Rachael Briggs
Palm—Reading
by Autumn Royal
Hunter-gatherers
by Broede Carmody
Lesson
by Eileen Chong
Archaeology
by Zenobia Frost
The House Went Quiet
by Jamie King-Holden
Marathon
by Peter Rose
Art Tatum
by Geoff Page
Here
by Patricia Sykes
Broken Ocean
by Margaret Bradstock
Seven Ways of Mourning
by Marcelle Freiman
Who Is to Say
by Lisa Jacobson
Jeoffry
by Julie Chevalier
Film
by Susan Fealy
from the other side of the shark*
by Nathan Shepherdson
Pirogue
by Michelle Cahill
Elegy
by Libby Hart
A Note.Notes.
by Jon Paul Fiorentino
Drowning
by David Howard
The End of an ‘A’
by Terrence Chiusano
Saved
by Maxine Chernoff
Scorched Implements
by Iain Britton
After Mutability
by Fiona Wright
Directions
by Caitlin Maling
RSVP
by David Stavanger
Movie
by Cyril Wong
Using Protection
by Lesley Carnus
Rallying
by Karina Quinn
Pollard
by Pauline Ryan
Postcard to a Sibling
by Carolyn Abbs
Poetics
by Stu Hatton
Procrastinate
by Claire Roberts
The Sun | Beneath the Cathedral
by Tamryn Bennett and Jackie Cavallaro
Dakota
by Julie Maclean
On the Windswept Bridge
by Jena Woodhouse
Hansel’s Way
by Melinda Kallasmae
Cinquecento
by Stuart Barnes
Poems from Mystes
by Matthieu Baumier and Elizabeth Brunazzi
Fairy Penguins
by Helen Hagemann
Clarity
by Ben Hession
Galah
by Chloë Callistemon
 
 

CORDITE POETRY REVIEW
ISSUE 46.0: NO THEME III

Released: 1 May 2014


ESSAYS


MELBOURNE Editorial

Sunday, June 1st, 2014

Photograph by Nicholas Walton-Healey Reading MELBOURNE: a poetry feature could be analogised to living in Melbourne on a good day. Perhaps a good day doesn’t involve getting on a bus, but they are more interesting than trams or trains. It …

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REVIEWS

Review Short: Jordie Albiston’s XIII Poems

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

XIII PoemsXIII Poems might be seen as a snapshot of what Albiston’s main concerns have been since Botany Bay Document (1996) appeared culminating with, I think, Vertigo (2007). Her publications since the mid-2000s reflect on similar concerns but with more biographical tones. Albiston’s main interests have been history, limitations or framed lives, their voices and interpretations of them, often using easily located words to tie groups of poems (‘heart,’ ‘black,’ and ‘white’ feature in XIII Poems).

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INTERVIEWS

Corey Wakeling Interviews Javant Biarujia

Sunday, June 1st, 2014

Javant Biarujia is an iconoclastic Australian poet, at once an unparalleled linguistic confabulator and an exponent of Melbourne avant-garde poetics since the 1970s. He is the author of seven collections, such as Calques (Monogene, 2002), Low/Life (Monogene, 2003) and pointcounterpoint: New & Selected Poems 1983 – 2008 (Salt, 2007), and numerous chapbooks. Biarujia’s work marks out its own historical forebears and familiars in a way that I believe – although absolutely in association with contemporary histories of poetry such as American Language poetry, Australian bricolage, and European surrealism – happens to hybridise baroque linguistic ingenuity with deconstructive collage and games of poetic reality that defy straightforward historical alignment.

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SCHOLARLY


Black Stone Poetry: Vanuatu’s Grace Mera Molisa

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

Black stone is both a figurative and literal reference to the (vanua) of Vanuatu, specifically, its black solidified lava base. Like many Pacific Islands, Vanuatu is founded on dormant and live volcanoes that impact upon the daily reality of its inhabitants. This essay examines the poetry of Grace Mera Molisa and how black stone is deployed as a key metaphor in her work as both poet and politician. Like black stone, Molisa has been a foundational creative and critical force in the formation of Vanuatu as a postcolonial nation, one based on an indelible Ni-Vanuatu spirit.

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GUNCOTTON BLOG

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Cordite Ave vs. Electric Ave

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

I rediscovered these images from the Cordite vault this morning. Real photographs printed on photo paper. These were taken by David Prater in the final gasps of the 1990s I believe. Although the Cordite Ave (as threaded through Melbourne’s outer …

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