Nathan Beard | Tropical Flesh (vii)

BABY Editorial: by Shasta Deo and Liam Ferney

Artwork:
18 Artworks by Nathan Beard

Essays:
A Lonely Girl Phenomenology by Jenny Hedley
Gender and Abject Horror: The Poetic Self by Tyberius Larking
Leaving Traces of Us: Queer Coming-of-age in Anne Carsons’s Autobiography of Red by Joanne Zou
The Linguistic Playground of Poetics: L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E Poetry and Systemic Functional Linguistics by Raelke Grimmer
Speak, Joy: Say the Words by Omar Sakr

Interviews:
‘Bombala Boss’: Harry Reid in Conversation with Michael Farrell
‘Share what you’ve learned’: Amelia Walker in Conversation with Samantha Faulkner

Translations:
3 Mohsen Mohamed Translations by Sherine Elbanhawy
3 Petre Ioan Crețu Translations by Cristina Savin

New books:
Introduction to Alex Creece’s Potty Mouth, Potty Mouth by Rae White
Introduction to Zoë Sadokierski’s Father, Son and Other Animals by James Bradley
Introduction to Alicia Sometimes’s Stellar Atmospheres by Andrea Rassell

And 55 new poems selected by Shastra Deo and Liam Ferney:
Three three-minute paragraphs
by Ella Skilbeck-Porter
Be Not Afraid, or Whatever
by Madeleine Dale
Unexpected Arrival
by Soleil Chan
Babe
by Julian Zytnik
In the orbital hysteria
by Samuel Wagan Watson
Birth of Astroboy
by Jarad Bruinstroop
Grey
by Kerry Greer
Night comes quickly
by Emilie Collyer
I and Eucalyptus 13
by Susan M Schultz
Passing
by Barnaby Smith
November heartbeat
by Ronia Ibrahim
The Escape Artist
by Sean West
babysitting
by Ruby Hillsmith
BAREBACK
by Rebecca Hawkes
Estuary
by Magdalena Ball
Leaf Boats
by Brent Kininmont
Complex Cells
by Ashley Haywood
Making
by Jo Langdon
Lauras
by Stuart Barnes
Clutter
by Amelia Marshall
THE NEW GAY SCIENCE
by Abbra Kotlarczyk
To Dream of a Warthog
by Georgia Kartas
The Anatomy Lesson
by Damen O'Brien
He/Hymn
by Joel Keith
the sexy time
by Jareth Armstrong
Unwrit
by Jane Williams
I’ll Never Again
by Kim Waters
Cicadas
by Caitlin Maling
Sister Nora kneeling
by Neill Overton
Mansfield Bar
by David Moolten
The Moon Poem
by Luoyang Chen
Letter to Xi
by Edward Reilly
Queer Birthday Call
by Josie/Jocelyn Suzanne
Itai Hoteru Are Open 24/7
by Gerard Sarnat
in our sharehouse
by Jax Bulstrode
Lamb Couplet
by Damian Balassone
spanish cream
by Alexander Borojevic
666
by Jonathan Cant
Emergency Exit
by Sharon Du
Aftertaste
by Beatriz Seelaender
God Is Pooh Bear
by Andrew Menken
Critical Failure
by Thabani Tshuma
IL BAMBINO
by Bella Li
BABY DOLL PYJAMAS
by Melinda Bufton
Dry-eyed
by Lisa Collyer
Patty Melt
by Richard Siken
Job Speaks of the World Under
by Norman Erikson Pasaribu
Antediluvian Sonnets
by Laynie Browne
VAMPIRE PROBLEMS
by Rae Armantrout
Bridget Jones’s Diary
by Nick van Buuren
La cuna
by Tamryn Bennett and Guillermo Bátiz
If You Must Know
by Jennifer L Knox
 
 

CORDITE POETRY REVIEW
ISSUE 111: BABY

Released: 1 February 2024


ESSAYS


Speak, Joy: Say the Words

Saturday, February 3rd, 2024

I am a working poet. I spend my days in search and celebration of words, a series of sounds I can weld, if I’m lucky, into insights about being human, and I confess it has never been harder to do so.

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REVIEWS

Jennifer Mackenzie Reviews Grace Yee and Adam Aitken

Monday, December 18th, 2023

“The limits of my language are the limits of my world.” During the excitement of multiple events and literary get-togethers at the Ubud Writers Festival this year, the Indian poet, Sudeep Sen, brought to my attention Wittgenstein’s well-known quotation from the Tractatus of 1922. It seemed particularly apt as multiple languages, overheard in the daily comings and goings around festival sites, lit up many a conversation.

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INTERVIEWS

‘Bombala Boss’: Harry Reid in Conversation with Michael Farrell

Saturday, February 3rd, 2024

How on earth to interview Michael Farrell? I once introduced Farrell at a reading as one of my ‘top five dead or alive’ Australian poets. I still believe this to be true. I once watched him eat a falafel during the open mic section of a poetry reading in Sydney. Once, while driving the work van, I saw Farrell on the way to the pool and honked the horn, realising later he’d have no idea it was me. What does this all mean?

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SCHOLARLY


Fuck Lectures About Sonnets: On Noor Hindi

Friday, September 1st, 2023

In December 2020, Noor Hindi posted a photo of her poem, ‘Fuck Your Lecture on Craft, My People Are Dying‘ on Twitter, announcing its publication in a forthcoming Poetry.

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GUNCOTTON BLOG

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Submission to Cordite 113: NO THEME

Friday, February 9th, 2024

We’re looking for poems that show poise and polish while aspiring to be both sonorous and audacious.

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