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

FUTURE MACHINES Editorial: Bella Li

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

Ten Works by Juan Ford

‘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

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

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

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
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
by Jo Langdon
whether the ghost is
by Catherine Vidler
by S K Kelen
by Anna Reed
Human Co.
by Jefferson Navicky
Thy will be done
by Alex Harper
by Ronald Wilkins
New Romantics
by Sarah Wreford
by Mez Breeze
by Maria Takolander
ha rd-won
by Stu Hatton
by Zoe Holman
Intensive Care (ii)
by David McCooey
by Julie Watts
wat is yr emergency
by Zarah Butcher-McGunnigle
Dream Flotation Device
by Vivienne Plumb
by Jordie Albiston
The Blazar Axes
by A J Carruthers
by Leah Muddle
Stations and a Crossing
by Zenobia Frost
The Falling
by Caitlin Maling
Élan vital
by Corey Wakeling
by Amelia Dale
The Expansive Aura of Discs
by Damien Schwartz
Magnet Theory
by Connor Weightman
by Misael M.
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
by Daniel John Pilkington
How to Save a Life
by Helen Heath
affirmation of becoming
by Barnaby Smith
The Sydney Opera
by S Anand


Released: 1 August 2016



Saturday, October 1st, 2016

A language gives a unique world view and no two languages have the same world view. –Ganesh Devy This special issue of Cordite Poetry Review has its roots in a project Mridula Nath Chakraborty has been working on for the …

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Dave Drayton Reviews Carmine Frascarelli and Mark A Peart

Monday, October 24th, 2016

In the nonfiction poetry issue of Axon that she co-edited with Ali Alizadeh, Jessica L Wilkinson highlights the impact that Jordie Albiston’s The Hanging of Jean Lee had on her as an undergraduate in 2001. Albiston’s collection is a poetic biography of Lee, the last woman to be executed in Australia. Wilkinson would later be influenced by Susan Howe – whose practice both informed and was a focus of Wilkinson’s doctoral study – to found Rabbit: a Journal of Non-fiction Poetry in 2011; however, a line can be traced from the early impact of Albiston’s book, to the journal, and on to the fledgling Rabbit Poets Series, which began with Albiston’s XIII Poems in 2013.

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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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‘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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Winners for the Val Vallis Award for an Unpublished Poem 2016

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Run by Queensland Poetry Festival, and named in honour of a distinguished Queensland poet, the Arts Queensland Val Vallis Award for an Unpublished Poem is committed to encouraging poets throughout Australia. 2016 Selection panel: Chloe Wilson and Robert Sullivan Winner …

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