Artwork by Karima Baadilla

Cordite + Liminal introduction:

Bad Naturalisations: by James Jiang

Let’s Pull Things Apart Together: 7 Works by Karima Baadilla


The essays in this collaboration between Liminal magazine and Cordite Poetry Review have been edited by Cher Tan and Leah Jing McIntosh. Liminal commissioned Asian Australian critics to respond to a work of their choice from Cordite’s archives.

Read them here.

And 30 new poems selected by Bella Li:
let it be known
by Wen-Juenn Lee
The Hanging On
by Shastra Deo
by Ouyang Yu
Hay fever
by Natalie Sakarintr
Kintsugi Illuminated.
by Misbah Wolf
by Michelle Cahill
Landscapes, with Poem
by Marjon Mossammaparast
Farmer’s Ektara
by Manisha Anjali
by Lucy Van
by Lou Garcia-Dolnik
swans, diving
by Joanne Zou
Donald Trump
by Jessica Zhan Mei Yu
Ciao, Bella!
by Janet Jiahui Wu
by Grace Ugamay Dulawan
Argument of Incorporeality
by Gavin Yuan Gao
by Fleur Lyamuya Beaupert
Diasporic Content
by Eric Jiang
Pattern Analysis
by Eleanor Jackson
by Eileen Chong
Bed of Winter
by Derek Chan
The Schnee Stone
by Debbie Lim
eternal recurrence
by Christy Tan
Rotation About a Fixed Axis
by Benjamin Laird
by A J Carruthers


Released: 1 December 2022


The Email May Contain Information: Eda Gunaydin on Toby Fitch

Monday, December 5th, 2022

What might it mean to acknowledge that this is the substance of the labour performed by many of us, those of us who aspire to do anything but?

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Translation and Experiment and Translation: Some Girls Walk Into The Country They Are From by Sawako Nakayasu (and Friends)

Thursday, October 27th, 2022

This review concerns poet Nakayasu’s most recent major collection (as of March 2022), the self-translated hallucination that is Some Girls Walk Into The Country They Are From (2020). Some Girls is one of the most advanced realizations of an experimental writing practice informed by modernist approaches to literature explicitly between languages, sensitive to a multilingual compass.

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‘Energy is Art’s force’: Dan Disney in Conversation with Joyelle McSweeney

Thursday, September 15th, 2022

‘In a station of the vortex pick me up and hurl me’ writes Joyelle McSweeney in the poem ‘Oocyte’, appearing in their celebrated collection Toxicon and Arachne (Nightboat Books, 2020). In this heady exchange of ideas, the author of ten books (poetry, fiction, drama, non-fiction, translation) reveals a formidable erudition swirls through the heartlands of their elemental writing.

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Writing Threat and Trauma: Poetic Witnessing to Social Injustice and Crisis

Thursday, September 15th, 2022

This article explores creative responses to crises that are written and technologically mediated in a liminal zone between threat and trauma.

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Erika M Carreon on as Philippines Literature Editor

Thursday, December 15th, 2022

I’m honoured to announce that Erika M Carreon joined the Cordite Poetry Review Philippines Literature Editor.

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