Cordite Publishing Inc. is registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission ABN 60639190286, and is listed on the Australian Registry of Cultural Organisations. Its publications are the quarterly Cordite Poetry Review – an Australian and international journal of poetry, criticism and research – and series of print books. Where applicable, critical writing and reviews are developed to adhere to our Guide for Indigenous Editing and Writing.
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Kent MacCarter is a writer and editor. He holds a BA in Accounting from the University of Montana, a BA in Finance from the University of Montana, and an MA in English with a focus on Creative Writing from University of Melbourne. His publishing career began at University of Chicago Press in 2000. Since, he has been developmental editor, coder and typesetter for 50 journal issues and 40 print poetry collections. He is author of three poetry collections – In the Hungry Middle of Here, Sputnik’s Cousin and California Sweet – as well as two chapbooks, Ribosome Spreadsheet and Polyvinyl chloride. He was also editor of Joyful Strains: Making Australia Home, a non-fiction collection of diasporic memoir. He was an active member in Melbourne PEN from 2010-2014, and was executive treasurer on the board of the Small Press Network from 2009–2013. In 2012 he received a Fulbright Travel Award to attend writing festivals and lecture at Indonesian universities.
Elena Gomez is a poet, editor, facilitator and researcher based in Melbourne. She is the author of full-length collections Body of Work and Admit the Joyous Passion of Revolt, as well as several chapbooks and pamphlets. Elena has been the facilitator of Toolkits: Poetry for Express Media in 2020 and 2021, and was a guest editor of un magazine in 2020. She was an Ambassador for the Emerging Writers Festival in 2021 and has appeared at Sydney and Melbourne Writers Festival events. She holds an MFA from UNSW Art&Design and is doing a PhD in creative writing at the University of Melbourne. Elena is a freelance book editor and a 2021 mentor for Maribyrnong Council’s inaugural Forté Mentorship Program.
Bella Li is the author of a chapbook, Maps, Cargo (Vagabond Press, 2013), and three full-length books: Argosy (Vagabond Press, 2017), Lost Lake (Vagabond Press, 2018) and Theory of Colours (Vagabond Press, 2021). Her writing and artwork have been featured in a range of publications, including Archives of American Art Journal, Australian Book Review, Going Down Swinging, Liminal, Overland, Peril, Rabbit, The Kenyon Review and Western Humanities Review; as well as in exhibitions at the National Gallery of Victoria, the George Paton Gallery, and Buxton Contemporary. Recent work can be found in Meanjin (Winter 2021), New Directions in Contemporary Australian Poetry (Palgrave, 2021), and Art Writing in Crisis (Sternberg, 2021). She holds a PhD from the University of Melbourne, where she has lectured and tutored in creative writing and English literature. She was a managing co-editor at Five Islands Press for six years, and the publisher and designer of The Slow Canoe Press for two years. She is currently the associate publisher at Cordite Books and managing editor at Scribe Publications.
Brendan Casey is a doctoral candidate in the English and Theatre Studies program, University of Melbourne, researching Australian poetry and fiction through a postnational or ‘unAustralian’ lens. His research focuses on ‘literary visitors’ and their writing about Australia. He has published essays on Australian poetry, art, music and literature in Meanjin, Memo Review, Difficult Fun and elsewhere.
James Jiang is a writer, editor, and recovering academic based in Brisbane where he is Assistant Editor at Griffith Review. In addition to appearing in Cordite Poetry Review, his reviews and essays have been published in a variety of venues in Australia (Sydney Review of Books, Australian Book Review, LIMINAL Magazine) and abroad (Cambridge Quarterly, Ploughshares, Modernism/modernity). He holds a PhD in modernist poetry and poetics from the University of Cambridge, and taught literature and thesis-writing at the University of Melbourne for a number of years before joining Australian Book Review as Assistant Editor (2021–2022). His interests range across poetry (contemporary and historical), the history and theory of criticism, diasporic writing, translation and sport.
Alice Whitmore is a writer, editor and literary translator living on Eastern Maar country. She is the translations editor at Cordite Poetry Review and an associate editor at Giramondo. Her translation work from Spanish and Italian includes novels by Mariana Dimópulos (Argentina), Guillermo Fadanelli (Mexico) and Jonathan Bazzi (Italy), and poetry collections by Xhevdet Bajraj (Kosovo/Mexico) and Yaxkin Melchy Ramos (Mexico/Peru). Her translation of Mariana Dimópulos’s Imminence was awarded the 2021 NSW Premier’s Translation Prize. Her essays and criticism have appeared in The Australian Book Review, The Sydney Review of Books, Overland, The Monthly, The Saturday Paper and The Conversation, among others. She has coordinated and chaired a number of events at Melbourne’s Emerging Writers’ Festival, including 2019’s The Art of Translation panel and 2018’s Collaborative Translation and Poetry Workshop. She was a founding member of community arts organisation TransCollaborate: Collaborative Translation for Inclusion, and serves on the committee of the Australian Association for Literary Translation. She holds a PhD in Translation Studies from Monash University. Her translation of Mariana Dimópulos’s Imminence was awarded the 2021 NSW Premier’s Translation Prize.
Benjamin Laird is an Asian Australian software engineer, poet and PhD candidate in digital poetry at RMIT University. His print and electronic poetry have been published in various journals. His longer works include the digital chapbook The Durham Poems. He has twice been shortlisted for the QUT Digital Literature Award in the Queensland Literary Awards, in 2018 for ‘Core Values’, first read at the 2016 Melbourne Writers Festival as part of Australian Poetry’s Transforming My Country series, and in 2019 for ‘Psychometric Researches’, written for Red Room Poetry’s Poetry Object project. In 2020, as part of a response to the pandemic, he created Panacea, an interactive online collaborative poem for Red Room Poetry. He has taught digital writing at RMIT University, spoken at the Sydney and Melbourne Writers Festivals on the topic of digital poetry, edited two electronic poetry issues of Overland and co-edited a print issue of Australian Poetry Journal.
Autumn Royal is an editor, educator, researcher, and writer based in Narrm/Melbourne. Since 2013, they have worked as a sessional tutor in creative writing and literary studies, with a focus on professional writing and editing, genre fiction, Australian literature, and poetry. Autumn is the founding editor of Liquid Architecture’s Disclaimer journal, Interviews Editor for Cordite Poetry Review, and author of the poetry collections She Woke & Rose and Liquidation. Their third collection of poetry, The Drama Student, is forthcoming with Giramondo Publishing in 2022.
Rory Green is a writer, editor and digital media artist living and working on unceded Gadigal land. Their interactive digital poetry has been presented at festivals including BLEED and Cementa, as well as published in Cordite Poetry Review, The Lifted Brow, Running Dog and Taper among others. They previously edited Voiceworks Online, a publication for experimental digital writing by young Australian writers, and facilitated Express Media’s online learning program Toolkits: Digital Storytelling. Their debut chapbook the attentions was published in 2022 through Slow Loris. Their current ongoing project is to write a poem for every Pokemon via the email newsletter Otherwise Pokedex.
Rosalind McFarlane is a scholar, teacher and poet. She is involved in research and practice around writing, languages, youth experiences, intercultural communication and depictions of place. Rosalind has previously been part of the editing team in both creative and critical journals, including Colloquy: Text, Theory, Critique and dotdotdash and has a PhD in Literary Studies from Monash University. She has been published in the Contemporary Australian Feminist Poetry anthology as well as various online journals. She is currently writing a poetry book about urban water courses and leading research projects around intercultural teaching practices, focusing on participant empowerment through collaborative research and program design. She currently manages programs focused on international students and transition to university, leads a residential college and has taught in both Australia and overseas.
Alex Creece is a writer, poet, collage artist, and average kook living on Wadawurrung land. Alex is Production Editor for Cordite Poetry Review and an Online Editor for Archer Magazine. Alex was awarded a Write-ability Fellowship in 2019 and a Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowship in 2020. A sample of Alex’s work was Highly Commended in the 2019 Next Chapter Scheme, and she was shortlisted for the Kat Muscat Fellowship in 2021. In 2022, a suite of Alex’s poems was shortlisted for the inaugural Born Writers Award.
Cordite Publishing Inc. Board
Lachlan Brown, Bonny Cassidy, Winnie Dunn, Toby Fitch, Matthew Hall, John Hawke, Bella Li, Alison Whittaker and Jacinda Woodhead.
Cordite Academic Advisory Board
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Dr. Hilary Clark – University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Professor, College of Arts and Sciences
Research interests: critical theory, women’s writing, life writing, literary modernism, encyclopedic discourse, contemporary poetics and poetry, especially Canadian and American.
Dr. Justin Clemens – University of Melbourne, Australia
Senior Lecturer, English
Research interests: psychoanalysis, continental philosophy and contemporary aesthetic theory, 17th-century literature.
Dr. Dan Disney – Sogang University, South Korea
Assistant Professor, Department of English
Research interests: poetics (antiquity to contemporary theories); the aesthetic avant-garde; the theoretical avant-garde; Australian and contemporary English-language poetries.
Dr. Christopher Funkhouser – New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
Program Director, Communication and Media
Research interests: contemporary poetry, digital literature, electronic media, computer writing, digital literature and technology and society.
Prof. Paul Giles – University of Sydney, Australia
Challis Chair of English, Department of English
Research interests: American literature and culture, theory and practice of trans-nationalism.
Dr. Perri Giovannucci – American University in Dubai, UAE
Associate Professor, Department of English
Research interests: globalization, cultural studies, anti-colonialism and post-colonialism, historiography and historical materialism, psychoanalytic theory, feminism, issues of human rights and social justice.
Dr. Keri Glastonbury – The University of Newcastle, Australia
Senior Lecturer, Creative Writing
Research interests: Contemporary Australian literary sociability, re-figuring the ‘regional’ (both within Australia and in the Asia-Pacific), practitioner critical communities, generationalism.
Dr. John Hawke – Monash University, Australia
Senior Lecturer, School of English, Communications and Performance Studies
Research interests: Modernism and Australian poetry, ethnographic sources of Modernism, modern and contemporary literature and poetics.
Jill Jones – University of Adelaide, Australia
Senior Lecturer, Department of English
Research interests: Arts and culture, poetry, creative writing, Australian literature, publishing, digital writing.
Prof. Christopher Kelen – University of Macau, Macau
Associate Professor, English Department
Research interests: place-based poetics, poetry translation and pedagogy, collaborative writing and art practice, community publishing, comparative studies of anthems, nation and nationalism, anthropomorphism in children’s literature, storytelling and lifewriting.
Dr. Helen Lambert – Unaffiliated, Oxford, UK
Research interests: Australian literature, experimental literature, representations of humanity and animality, literature and place/identity, translation and adaptation of classical myth in literature.
Dr. Kate Lilley – University of Sydney, Australia
Senior Lecturer, Department of English
Research interests: gender and genre, American and African-American poetry, seventeenth-century literature, women’s writing, elegy, feminist theory, queer theory and rhetoric.
Dr. Rosalind McFarlane – Monash University, Australia
Program Coordinator, English Connect
Research interests: contemporary Asian and Australian diasporic poetry, ecocriticism and environmental analyses, depictions of water, collaborative work.
Dr. Philip Mead – University of Western Australia, Australia
Chair of Australian Literature, English & Cultural Studies
Research interests: Australian literary and cultural history, Anglophone poetry and poetics, trans-national poetics, Shakespearean institutions in Australia, literary education, digital humanities.
Dr. Peter Minter – University of Sydney, Australia
Research interests: Aboriginal literature, poetry and poetics; Australian literature, poetry and poetics; transcultural ecopoetics and ecocriticism; modern literary cultures and aesthetics.
Dr. Nathanael O’Reilly – Texas Christian University, USA
Instructor, Department of English
Research interests: Australian literature, post-colonial literature, twentieth-century British and Irish literature, contemporary poetry, suburbia, expatriation, diaspora, nationalism, belonging.
Dr. Felicity Plunkett – University of Queensland Press, Australia
Research interests: Modernist, Australian and mid-century American poetries.
Chris Price – Victoria University, New Zealand
Senior Lecturer, International Institute of Modern Letters
Research interests: Contemporary New Zealand poetry, fiction/non-fiction hybridity, life writing, science and technology literature.
Prof. Lisa Samuels – University of Auckland, New Zealand
Associate Professor, Department of English
Research interests: Poetry and poetics, critical practice, literary modernism, digital arts theory, experimental and trans-cultural writing.
Dr. Susan Schultz – University of Hawaii, USA
Professor, Department of English
Research interests: 20th-century poetry in English, American literature, creative writing.
Dr. Andrew Taylor – Edith Cowan University, Australia
Emeritus Professor, School of Communications and Arts
Research interests: Australian and American literature, poetry, landscape and language, eco-criticism, translation, visual arts, science.
Dr. Shani Tobias – Monash University, Australia
Lecturer, Japanese Studies and Translation Studies
Research interests: Literary translation (stylistic and cultural issues and strategies), Japanese literature.
Dr. Ann Vickery – Deakin University, Australia
Senior Lecturer, School of Communication & Creative Arts
Research interests: poetry and poetics, modernism, Australian literature, feminist literary studies, theories of literary formation (collaboration, coterie, community and network), literary archives, mid to late nineteenth and twentieth-century women’s writing and cross-disciplinary creative partnerships.
Dr. Timothy Yu – University of Wisconsin, USA
Associate Professor, English and Asian American Studies
Research interests: modern and contemporary American literature, contemporary poetry, Asian American literature and culture, the avant-garde, race in American literature and diaspora.