Emily Stewart

Emily Stewart

About Emily Stewart

Emily Stewart is Cordite’s blog editor. She currently lives in Melbourne where she works in editorial at a large publishing house by day, and studies a Masters of Publishing some of the rest of the time. Her research focuses on the impact of digital publishing technology for small press orgs across the global south. She is also at work on a manuscript of poems.

You Are Here: Canberra, March 2012

I lived in Canberra for five years. It rocked. But it is very true that Canberra’s literary credentials do not make themselves readily known to casual visitors. Used in the short, Canberra is more commonly code for a kind of …

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Sydney, Social Poetries and Writing around Robocop: Q&A with Astrid Lorange

Astrid Lorange: poet, phD student and Sydneysider, is Cordite’s guest editor for our Sydney issue, which launches next week. She kindly agreed to answer some hot-coal questions for me about living Sydney, writing poetry and curating for Cordite. Read on! …

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Highlights from the Poetry Symposium

About a week ago, I got along to the Political Imagination: Contemporary Postcolonial and Diasporic Poetries symposium, hosted by Deakin Uni at their suave city campus. Convened by Ann Vickery, Lyn McCredden and Cordite’s very own Ali Alizadeh, the symposium …

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Thoughts on Adrienne Rich

It was rubbish news, to hear that Adrienne Rich had died on March 27. Her influence on my poetics, as well as my person, has been significant. On first reading her poems – those within A Fact of A Doorframe, …

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Australian Poetry eBooks – Why Don’t They (really) Exist Yet?

In mid-Feb, the Copyright Agency Limited held their annual seminar at the State Library of Victoria. This year’s seminar was themed ‘Digital publishing today’, and saw the announcement of two major digital initiatives – CAL’s own new web resource Digital …

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Flash Bulbs in the Dark: Women are Dynamite

The poetry canon does women few favours. Over the years, I’ve had to seek out and find my own choice femmes to balance out the bookshelves. Never feeling the pull of Plath or Dickinson, I went from Sappho to Aphra …

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‘Hunger repletion musick fire': Dransfield, Post-punk and the Countrylink Express

Many of you will be clued-in on the recent commentary re. Gray and Lehmann’s Australian Poetry Since 1788 anthology, published toward the end of last year. One of the criticisms of the book has been the choice of poets included, …

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State of Origin

“This is Hodges’ outstanding winger Steve Price swallowed up by Lockyer’s tackle They’ve been together a long time – as mates […] Back to the sideline & finish him off! Turn that left hand Carney! “An intended intercept should nullify …

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Bernie Malley: Blu-ray Morpheus

  His metamorphosis contains the very mystery of sleep: the outline of a fluidity, the look, sign, and gesture of evanescence with the charm and virtue of presence – Jean-Luc Nancy   a. Technicolour dreaming leads me here again an …

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Bernie Malley: red eye

inflight enter- tainment guide say “chillax”. glance prehist- oric day dawned corrugated charmed, seams of burn- ished earth ochre deep spindly curve end fabled plinths, white. this new day is witness: trajectory of god s rich, myths eternal gold spun …

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