Images by Therese Ritchie

CONFESSION Editorial: Keri Glastonbury

Artwork:
But you’re not ugly: 28 Portraits by Therese Ritchie

Essays:
Elif Sezen’s ‘Dear Immigrants’ and ‘The Turkish Bath’ by Paul Magee and Elif Sezen
Feminine Beings: A Resonance of Voices in Vietnamese Poetry by Nhã Thuyên
The Many Lives of a Handscroll: Inspired by Zhai Yongming’s ‘Ambling along the Fuchun Mountains with Huang Gongwang’
by Iris Fan Xing
‘The atomic landscape … does not allow me to rest’: Kurihara Sadako and the Hibakusha Poet as Public Intellectual
by Cassandra Atherton
Language Barriers by Robert Wood
Courrier des Antipodes – Notes on Michel Butor’s Letters from the Antipodes by Pam Brown

Translations:
Four Translated Reagan R Maiquez Poems by Marlon James Sales
Three Translated Nikos Nomikos Poems by George Mouratidis
Alyosha Wiengpong, Untitled and Translated by Adam and Sumana Aitken

Comics:
Winking Fever by Dave Mahler

Interviews:
‘I lift the house / of language, allow doubt / to whoosh in’: A Conversation with Tommy ‘Teebs’ Pico and Mikaila Hanman Siegersma
Hannah Hall Interviews Omar Musa

And a sequence of 55 new poems selected by Keri Glastonbury:
Goodbye Forever
by Bridget Lutherborrow
Disgusting Landscape
by Jamie Marina Lau
Water on Water
by Ellen van Neerven
Adaptions
by Holly Isemonger
Film Fest
by Annalise Pippard
aphex twin grin or, r.i.p Mercat
by Alexandra Schnabel
The Day We Bury
by Reihana Robinson
There’s a Kiss
by Michelle Hamadache
poetry kool-aid
by Sophie Curzon-Siggers
Site 1686
by Kaitlin Fenwick
Our Night Afternoon
by Elif Sezen
My Skeptic Tremor
by Jill Jones
domestic proportions
by Loma Bridge
Mortalities Memorandum
by Kate Lilley
Phlegm: a love poem
by Tricia Dearborn
confit
by Joanne Burns
Reunion Song
by Luke Beesley
Aletheia
by Lachlan Brown
G’dayology
by Michael Farrell
Illiterature
by Toby Fitch
By Christmas
by Cyril Wong
Making Instant Noodles at the End of the Rainbow
by Norman Erikson Pasaribu and Tiffany Tsao
methane dress
by Jane Joritz-Nakagawa
Save
by Sam Riviere
your new diet
by Oscar Schwartz
Revival
by Danny Gentile
homologeo
by Marty Hiatt
Recovery Ode
by Chris Brown
Confessional
by Anthony Lawrence
confession 2
by Stu Hatton
21 Ideal Dates
by Tahlia Chloe
Hidden Talents.
by Kerri Shying
signature
by Dusk Dundler
Swift Venom
by Christine Burrows
Lung Rubble
by Alice Chipkin
Wuthering
by Tanya Grae
“like a kid eats cake”
by Ray Liversidge
There’ll Always Be Music
by Gareth Jenkins
The Pardoner
by Stuart Barnes
The Bees
by Chris Armstrong
Clouds
by Connor Weightman
Clodhopping
by Ali Jane Smith
Prelude
by Philip Hammial
Daylong
by Adam Stokell
Backchannel Norms
by Justin Wolfers
Hush
by Michele Seminara
Govinda’s
by Carin Smeaton
Prelude
by Philip Hammial
Logo
by Šime Knežević
another agenda
by Adam Lau
Unfinished Objects
by Stephanie Christie
Being Astrid Lorange
by Kathryn Hummel
Lamps
by Jackson
resc(you) dog
by Ann-Marie Blanchard
The Last Time
by Eva Birch
Medication
by Jen Currin
 
 

CORDITE POETRY REVIEW
ISSUE 57.0: CONFESSION

Released: 1 February 2017


ESSAYS


CONFESSION Editorial

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

ConfessionCharles Whalley’s essay on post-internet poetics ‘This has been a blue / green message exiting the social world’ takes its title from a Sam Riviere poem, which makes me imagine ‘blue / green’ text messages bubbling like algae blooms on a mobile phone.

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REVIEWS

Review Short: Maxine Beneba Clarke’s Carrying the World

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

At the launch of Carrying the World, Maxine Beneba Clarke shared the mic with spoken word performers who were part of her decade long journey in poetry. The poignancy of Clarke’s gesture demonstrates how embedded she is in a literary community that erases the distinction between ‘high art’ (page) poetry and the spoken word.

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INTERVIEWS

Hannah Hall Interviews Omar Musa

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

After the panel, I arrived at Musa’s table in time to see him reach into a bag and pull out a stack of his new CDs and place them on the table for sale. ‘I don’t know if I’m allowed to do this, but I figure I can give it a go’ he said. Much like his art, Musa shifts and grooves between the personas of rapper, novelist and poet.

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SCHOLARLY


On the Sidewalk: Towards an Ethopoetics of the Streets

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

In his prose poem ‘The Eyes of the Poor,’ Baudelaire stages a Parisian tableau that brings together the disenfranchised poor and the privileged bourgeoisie in an awkward moment of encounter. The lyric / narrative ‘I’ and his female companion were …

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GUNCOTTON BLOG

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Submission to Cordite 81: LAND

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

LandDisturbed land. Conserved land.

Whose land? Yours, mine, the landlady’s?

Landlocked.

Land unlocked.

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