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Astrid Lorange

Astrid Lorange

About Astrid Lorange

Astrid Lorange lectures at UNSW Art & Design. How Reading is Written: A Brief Index to Gertrude Stein is forthcoming from Wesleyan University Press. Her poetry books include Eating and Speaking, Minor Dogs, one that made it alike and FOOD TURNS INTO BLOOD. She co-edits SUS press.

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Introduction to Derek Motion’s The Only White Landscape

The Only White Landscape is melancholic, in this Wilsonian sense. The poems are scenes of ambivalence and loss, moving between states of recollection and projection, regret and desire, clarity and obscurity. There are preoccupations that link the poems across the collection: bodies (and the clothes they wear, the language of their presence and absence), light (and its close relationship to time), administration (and the twin labours of work and home).

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hows its: To the Pitch with Nicky and Astrid

Last June I had the pleasure of launching Nick Whittock’s hows its at Gleebooks in Sydney. Since then, Michael Farrell’s extraordinary review has been published in the Sydney Review of Books, and Simon Eales’s essay, ‘’Get ready for a broken fucken arm’: The anti-instrumentalism of postcolonial cricket poetry’, discussing Whittock’s earlier chapbook covers, has been published by the UK-based magazine Don’t Do It. It seems that we are in a moment – this one, right here – in which a discussion of Whittock’s poetics and a deep engagement with the critical relationship between reading cricket and writing poetry is emerging. In the spirit of the moment, I have reworked, or rather, rewritten, my speech for Cordite Poetry Review.

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Sherri Cise

        Sunday, Monday. Summer, 2014.         I loved eating fruit/veggie in the same/similar family. I was 25; it was 2013. I felt exhausted, unused—very nearly autoecious to the old gang. They would get it too, eventually, I suspected.         An ongoing pain/burning sensation …

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Emerging Writers Festival Workshop: The Book as Experimental Form, Emergent Structure (Live Action Test-Drive)

In conjunction with the Emerging Writers Festival, Cordite Poetry Review is chuffed to present a workshop led by Astrid Lorange. Location: The Wheeler Centre Time: 6.30pm-8.30pm Available spaces: 16 Book your free attendance here. Be snappy about it! There are …

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Ratbag’s Polemic

In Michel Serres’s book, The Parasite, rats figure as exemplary relations. When a rat turns up in your kitchen, you are each other’s guests: just as the rat is canny at thieving morsels of bread and rind, so too is the rat canny at crafting a home from a network of theft. A rat’s interference makes you an intruder …

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from HOT POCKET

Xe woke up and knew immediately that xe had been asleep. Xe rotated in a slight squirm, pushing xer head against xer neck with itself and wobbling in xer glider. Each visible unifaced cumulus might seize. Xe curled within sewn-in …

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Guest Editorial: An Introduction to Sydney

tinned wildlife tins with fat & jelly to make up the weight total sight now nothing eaten but earthfood vegetables fruit we eat some mushroom & hallucinate high on abstractions & a distance of mountains we start a colony the …

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