Michael Cook | Rule | Tunnel, 2014 | Inkjet print on paper | 98x140cm

EXPLODE Editorial: Awfully Passionate Egregious Demagogueries … Dan Disney

Scholarly:
On the Sidewalk: Towards an Ethopoetics of the Streets by Kim Cheng Boey

Essays:
‘Transgressive Circulation’: Translation and the Threat of Foreign Influence by Johannes Göransson
Metapod: An Essay and Analysis by Amelia Dale
Sublime Necrophilia or Ceasing To Exist in Order to Be : On Translating Kim Kyung Ju’s I Am a Season that Does Not Exist in the World by Jake Levine
Sharon Olds, Gwen Harwood and Dorothy Hewett: Truth, Lies, Poetry by Ann-Marie Priest
Plato, Badiou and I: an Experiment in Writerly Happiness by Ali Alizadeh
Activist Journal: Ireland and Germany Extraction, 2015-16 by John Kinsella

Artworks:
Mother and Rule: 8 Prints by Michael Cook
Contemporary Monsters: 11 Works by Marian Tubbs

Interviews:
Jesse Nathan Interviews August Kleinzahler
Elena Gomez Interviews Jasmine Gibson
Amy Hilhorst Interviews David McCooey

Translations:
Santiago Vizcaíno’s ‘Porn Verse’ by Kimrey Anna Batts
Two Translated Edith Södergran Poems by Nicholas Lawrence
Three Translated Ester Naomi Perquin Poems by David Colmer

And a sequence of 62 new poems selected by Dan Disney:
46.
by Ellena Savage
24.
by Chris Mansell
Listening
by Janet Galbraith
In-roads
by Patricia Sykes
Ruoy Ycnellecxe
by Don Mee Choi
VAGUS NERVE
by Joyelle McSweeney
Misunderstanding
by Angela Gardner
Call Them Proof
by Sarah Mangold
What lies broken
by Rachael Mead
from sonnet(s)
by Daniel John Pilkington
Song not for you
by Andy Jackson
The Doomsday Song
by Christian Bök
High Tide
by Stuart Cooke
Magenta
by John Wilkinson
Legitimate Fragment
by Jarad Bruinstroop
Rat Chow
by Chris Edwards
September 11, 1973
by Juan Garrido-Salgado
Phlogiston
by Les Wicks
neodymium
by Jordie Albiston
Omniglot
by Julie Maclean
Sanctuary267
by Anne Elvey
Constellation
by Ella Skilbeck-Porter
Distance Theory | Teoría de la distancia
by Valerie Mejer Caso and Torin Jensen
Buzz
by Violet Grigoryan
X-Codes, or Katrina Crosses
by Cassandra Atherton
Creative Vacancy
by Lachlan Brown
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
by Liam Ferney
The Gates to Dismaland
by Alex Griffin
untitled
by Behrouz Boochani
Zero Zero Zero Zero
by Johannes Göransson
Opening
by Laynie Browne
Aylan
by Vanessa Page
Intrystuetter
by Laynie Browne
Gaps
by Rose Hunter
Invicta Break Open
by Dusk Dundler
Fragments
by Chris Armstrong
Judas at Home
by Patrick Marlborough
Thinking.2
by John Pagnozzi
tribe
by James Brodows
After Fu Baoshi
by James Stuart
Cycles and Lines
by Kevin Gillam
Slippery-wind
by Jake Goetz
In Outback
by Glenn McPherson
Border Crossing
by Peter Boyle
In Those Rooms
by Paul Hetherington
Emblems and Tokens
by Marc Pietrzykowski
Walk with Dad
by Carolina Skibinski
LAST SHAVE
by Ian Gibbins
Roll Call
by Kim YiDeum
Extinction Checklist
by Aaron Bauer
Off Kilter
by Ali Alizadeh
The Anxiety of Affluence
by Matt Hetherington
 
 

CORDITE POETRY REVIEW
ISSUE 56.0: EXPLODE

Released: 1 November 2016


ESSAYS


EXPLODE Editorial: Awfully Passionate Egregious Demagogueries … reflections on absolutes, straying, anguish and bees

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

If poets are in the business of cultivating ‘voice’ then, logically enough, to which ends? Is there an onus not only to learn how to speak but to also become versed in what to speak of? If 20c. English-language poetry can be characterised at least partly as a constellation of non-dogmatic radicalised tropes making response to authorising discourses of power / knowledge, then which impetus remains (if any) to adopt transgression as a foremost rhetorical mode?

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REVIEWS

Review Short: Lizz Murphy’s Shebird

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

It was these lines from Lizz Murphy’s book of micro poetry, Shebird, which entranced me into selecting it for review. The simple yet effective metaphor, the point at which the mundanity of western life and the horrific reality of child labourers converge, at the crossroads of consumerism: this was what brought me into entering the world of Shebird, the ‘woman or girl who wears the shroud of widows, guards the new grave, tastes gun’.

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INTERVIEWS

Elena Gomez Interviews Jasmine Gibson

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Jasmine Gibson is a Philly jawn now living in Brooklyn and a soon to be psychotherapist for all your gooey psychotic episodes that match the bipolar flows of capital. She spends her time thinking about sexy things like psychosis, desire and freedom.

I met Jasmine in New York earlier this year where she spoke as part of a panel with Commune Editions editors Juliana Spahr, Joshua Clover and Jasper Bernes, about activism and poetry. Her chapbook Drapetomania (Commune Editions) had me in its grip and I wanted to find out more from Jasmine about the themes in her poetry and work as an activist, and the way those two aspects of her practice reproduce each other.

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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 80: NO THEME VI

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Poetry for Cordite 80: NO THEME VI is guest-edited by Judith Beveridge. Here’s what I’m looking for: poems of fewer than 100 lines, on any theme or style. So that’s about as succinct as you can get. Judith worked Cordite …

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