Cordite Publishing Inc. is a non-profit organisation. Its publications are Cordite Poetry Review, an Australian and international journal of poetry review and criticism, and series of print books.
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Kent MacCarter (Managing Editor, Publisher, Site Design) is a writer and editor who lives in Castlemaine, with his wife and son. 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, and since then he has worked with educational publishers Cengage Learning and Curriculum Press in Australia. He’s the author of three poetry collections – In the Hungry Middle of Here (Transit Lounge, 2009), Ribosome Spreadsheet (Picaro Press, 2011) and Sputnik’s Cousin (Transit Lounge, 2014). He was also an editor of Joyful Strains: Making Australia Home (Affirm Press, 2013), 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.
Bonny Cassidy (Feature Reviews Editor) has authored three collections of poetry, including Chatelaine (forthcoming from Giramondo, 2017), and is co-editor of the anthology Contemporary Australian Feminist Poetry (Hunter Publishers, 2016). Her poetry, criticism and essays have been widely published in Australia and internationally, including in Jacket2, Meanjin, Arc and Plumwood Mountain. She is the recipient of a number of travelling grants and fellowships, most recently to Canada, Ireland, California and Seoul. She runs the popular Sporting Poets reading series in Melbourne, and is program manager and lecturer in Creative Writing, RMIT University.
Lucy Van (Short Reviews Editor) is a post-doctoral researcher at the English and Theatre Studies program, University of Melbourne, producing scholarship on postcolonial poetry, colonial photography, and postcolonial theory. She is also incubating an interdisciplinary, collaborative project about the contemporary rhetoric of well-being and boredom. She has worked for publications highlighting the work of Australian writers of colour, including Peril Magazine and Mascara Literary Review. She also writes lyric and prose poetry, and in February 2017 was resident poet at The Suburban Review. Figures (EP), her audio collaboration with the DJ / producer Laila Sakini, is out through Purely Physical (UK) in March 2017.
Matthew Hall (Cordite Scholarly Editor) holds a PhD from the University of Western Australia, where he wrote a dissertation on J H Prynne. Cambridge Scholars Publishing released his monograph Violence in the work of J.H. Prynne in late 2015. Hall continues to publish widely on British late-modern and contemporary poetry and poetics, including recent essays and chapters on Andrea Brady, Peter Larkin and The English Intelligencer. He is currently writing a series of connected essays on contemporary Australian Indigenous poets, which have been published and presented internationally . He is the author of Hyaline (Black Rider Press), Royal Jelly (Black Rider Press) and False Fruits (Cordite Books), and is the Scholarly Editor at Cordite Poetry Review.
Alice Whitmore (Translations Editor) is a Melbourne-based writer and literary translator. She holds an honours degree in poetry translation and recently submitted a PhD in translation studies at Monash University. She is a lecturer in literary studies at Monash, the translations editor for Cordite Poetry Review, assistant editor at The AALITRA Review, and a coordinator with the Monash-Warwick Migration, Identity and Translation Network. Her translation of Guillermo Fadanelli’s See You at Breakfast? was published by Giramondo in 2016. Giramondo will also publish her forthcoming translation of the novella All My Goodbyes, by Argentinean author Mariana Dimópulos. Her translation of excerpts from Fadanelli’s extended essay In Praise of Vagrancy was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2016. Her academic work has been published by major international journals The Translator and New Voices in Translation Studies, and her creative short fiction, reviews and poetry have been published by The Sydney Review of Books, Penguin Specials, Tincture, Going Down Swinging, Voiceworks, Verge, Dumbo Feather, Mexico City Lit and Flash Fiction Magazine.
Ella O’Keefe (Sound Producer) is a doctoral candidate in Literary Studies at Deakin University and worked as tutor and guest lecturer. She works as an Information Specialist at the Audio and Language Content Resource Centre in SBS Radio. In 2016 she was archive researcher and curator for the ‘From the Vault’ project on Soundproof on Radio National. She has provided audio assistance and recordings to the Poetry and Poetics Project of Western Sydney University and Pennsound (in conjunction with the Jacket2 feature, ‘Fifty-One Contemporary Poets from Australia.’) In 2011, she co-ordinated the Critical Animals Research Symposium and was supported by Copyright Agency Career Industries Career Fund grant. She has worked as a broadcaster and freelance content maker for community and national radio. She was the 2015 winner of the Overland Judith Wright Prize for Emerging Poets.
Benjamin Laird (Site Producer) is a PhD candidate in Creative Media and part of the nonfictionLab research group at RMIT University based in Melbourne, Australia. His research is in biographical/documentary poetry in programmable media. Laird’s undergraduate degrees are in Engineering and Computer Science from Swinburne and an honours year at RMIT in Media and Communication. He has worked as IT support, a puppet animation technician, a front-end web developer, and a web application developer and I currently support and (re)write code for the Overland Literary Journal and Cordite Poetry Review websites.
Autumn Royal (Interviews Editor) is a poet and PhD candidate at Deakin University where she teaches creative writing. Her poetry and criticism have appeared in publications such as Contemporary Australian Feminist Poetry, Rabbit Poetry Journal, Southerly, Mascara Literary Review and TEXT Journal. She has collaborated with artists on projects spanning the genres of contemporary opera, music, visual art and film. In 2012, she was the recipient of the Australasian Association of Writing Programs Conference Paper Prize. She is author of the poetry collection She Woke & Rose.
Rosalind McFarlane (Commissioning Editor) recently completed her doctorate on depictions of water in Asian-Australian poetry and is currently working as the English Connect Program Coordinator at Monash University. She’s held an AGL Shaw State Library Fellowship, been co-editor-in-chief of academic journal Colloquy and creative writing journal Verge, been on the editorial teams for dotdotdash and Pelican, as well as working as a research assistant on special issues of Australian Humanities Review and Contemporary Women’s Writing. Her critical and creative work has been most recently published in Hunter’s Anthology of Contemporary Australian Feminist Poetry, Antipodes and Axon.
Zenobia Frost (Coordinating Editor), is a Brisbane-based poet and 2015 ArtStart recipient. Her debut collection, Salt and Bone (Walleah Press, 2014) has been called ‘sparse and alarming … visceral and seductive’ (Alyson Miller, Cordite) and ‘quirkily powerful’ (Martin Duwell, Australian Poetry Review). After collecting multiple academic awards for poetry at the University of Queensland, Zenobia was shortlisted in the 2013 Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize and won second place in the 2013 John Marsden Prize for Young Australian Writers. Her work has appeared in Voiceworks, Overland, Southerly, Guardian Australia and The Lifted Brow. She has travelled with the Queensland Poetry Festival Regional Roadshow and Arts Queensland Touring Poets Program. Her ArtStart year will see her learn from mentors Dr Bronwyn Lea and inaugural UK Young Poet Laureate, Warsan Shire; and study at the University of Freiburg’s Black Forest Writing Seminars.
Published four to six times a year (and with various special issues in addition), Cordite Poetry Review is dedicated to showing off new and established Australian poets to the world. The journal posits the immortal phrase ‘words are bullets’ by promoting irreverent and experimental poetics.
Cordite Academic Advisory Board
Cordite Scholarly is a peer-reviewed section for academic research. Please familiarise yourself with the full Cordite Scholarly Submission Guidelines and House Style Guide before submitting. The Board advises only on Cordite Scholarly research and does not provide assessment or critique on features, essays, reviews or interviews.
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.
Ania Walwicz – Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia
Lecturer in Poetry, Short Story and Myths, Professional Writing and Editing Program
Research interests: prose/poetry performance text, spoken word and sound recordings, visual art.
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.