Juan Ford | The Distorter, 2015 | Oil on linen | 175 x 240 cm

FUTURE MACHINES Editorial: Bella Li

Essays:
Unbidden: Settler Poetry in the Presence of Indigenous Sovereignty by Bonny Cassidy

Artwork:
Ten Works by Juan Ford

Scholarly:
‘The birds of paradise sing without a needing a supple branch’: Joseph Brodsky and the Poetics of Exile by Ekaterina Pechenkina
Translingualism, Home, Ambivalence: The Poet Dimitris Tsaloumas by Vrasidas Karalis

Translations:
Three Translated Péter Závada Poems by Mark Baczoni
Three Translated Rajathi Salma Poems by Rizio Yohannan Raj
Three Translated Mardonio Carballo Poems by Ileana Villarreal

Interviews:
We Need to Talk about Caste: Roanna Gonsalves Interviews S Anand
Rilke, Cavafy, Hölderlin: Simeon Kronenberg Interviews Luke Fischer

Chapbooks:
Written Land: A Lionel Fogarty Chapbook curated by Matthew Hall
Things We Inherited: Voices from Africa Curated by Liyou Libsekal with Caroline Uliwa, Eddy Kamuanga Ilunga, Ejiofor Ugwu, Inua Ellams, Ladan Osman, Liyou Libsekal, Nick Makoha, Safia Elhillo and Tjawangwa Dema

And a sequence of 55 new poems selected by Bella Li:
from Empirical
by Lisa Gorton
Sheep Poems
by Eddie Paterson
Running with the Pack
by John Hawke
Light Thief
by Ian Gibbins
I think of
by Anne Gorrick
Off-Planet
by Rosalind McFarlane
The Place of Emergence
by Jennifer Denrow
Uses of Poetry VIII
by Shane Strange
Back, to the basics
by Nguyễn Tiên Hoàng
You and me x
by Oliver Driscoll
Landing
by Jo Langdon
whether the ghost is
by Catherine Vidler
Triptych
by S K Kelen
Garage
by Anna Reed
Human Co.
by Jefferson Navicky
Thy will be done
by Alex Harper
Bildants
by Ronald Wilkins
New Romantics
by Sarah Wreford
acT
by Mez Breeze
Nox
by Maria Takolander
ha rd-won
by Stu Hatton
untitled
by Zoe Holman
Intensive Care (ii)
by David McCooey
Heritage
by Julie Watts
wat is yr emergency
by Zarah Butcher-McGunnigle
Dream Flotation Device
by Vivienne Plumb
room
by Jordie Albiston
The Blazar Axes
by A J Carruthers
Auto
by Leah Muddle
Stations and a Crossing
by Zenobia Frost
The Falling
by Caitlin Maling
Élan vital
by Corey Wakeling
DogText
by Amelia Dale
The Expansive Aura of Discs
by Damien Schwartz
Magnet Theory
by Connor Weightman
Destiny
by Misael M.
11/8/15-2/9/15
by Della Jackson
Time Machines
by Gareth Jenkins
Past Lives
by Laura Woollett
Here in Daylight
by Ross Jackson
Taking Bets
by Kirsten Le Harivel
Solidarity
by Daniel John Pilkington
How to Save a Life
by Helen Heath
affirmation of becoming
by Barnaby Smith
The Sydney Opera
by S Anand
 
 

CORDITE POETRY REVIEW
ISSUE 55.0: FUTURE MACHINES

Released: 1 August 2016


ESSAYS


Future Machines Editorial

Monday, August 1st, 2016

The theme for this issue arose from a chance encounter with a flying machine and a Frenchman. The illustration above, by Jean-Marc Côté, is one of a series commissioned to be printed on cards for cigarette and cigar boxes at …

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REVIEWS

Caitlin Maling Reviews Ellen van Neerven

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Poems about food, such as those comprising Ellen van Neerven’s first collection Comfort Food, are often framed in terms of ideas of connection, community, and commonality. Van Neerven engages directly with these ideas, but emphasises their fault lines as much as their strengths. The poem I keep returning to appears early in the second of the book’s six loose sections.

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INTERVIEWS

Rilke, Cavafy, Hölderlin: Simeon Kronenberg Interviews Luke Fischer

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Luke Fischer has been writing poetry since a relatively early age and has combined this deep engagement with ongoing academic studies in philosophy, along with an interest in music. His first collection of poetry Paths of Flight (Black Pepper, 2013) has been widely regarded as an outstanding debut and was commended in the FAW Anne Elder Award. In 2013, with his wife Dalia Nassar, Luke initiated the highly esteemed Poetry and Music Salon in North Bondi. The private salons have also led to public iterations, including: ‘Poetry and Music Salon: Do Poets Tell the Truth?’ at the 2014 Sydney Writers’ Festival and ‘Poetry and Music Salon: Poetry vs Prose’ at the 2015 Sydney Writers’ Festival.

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SCHOLARLY


‘The birds of paradise sing without a needing a supple branch’: Joseph Brodsky and the Poetics of Exile

Monday, August 1st, 2016

During his lifetime, Joseph Brodsky – political prisoner, exile, Nobel Prize winner – was virtually unknown in his native, Soviet-era Russia. Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, in the early 1990s Brodsky’s poetry became officially available to the public for the first time in the country, which had hitherto so furiously rejected him. By then already an established poet and essayist in the West, his quick (albeit posthumous) homecoming fame shortly followed, positioning Brodsky firmly in the minds of first-time Russian readers as a political martyr, poet-iconoclast and a major symbol of the Russian dissident literary world.

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GUNCOTTON BLOG


Rosalind McFarlane and Autumn Royal in as Commissioning Editor and Interviews Editor

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Cordite Poetry Review has been down a few people since the departure of Corey Wakeling and Robert Wood last May, though they will be far from missing in future pages of the journal. But I am delighted to announce that Autumn Royal will step into a newfangled Interviews Editor role, one with a specific focus on new writers and artists arcing across (and back and …) the Australian and global scenes. Why have one Commissioning Editor when you can have two? To that, very enthused to announce that Rosalind McFarlane will join the fold as the first.

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