CONTRIBUTORS

George Mouratidis

George Mouratidis is a poet, translator and the co-director of the 2019 Greek Writers Festival. His debut collection Angel Frankenstein was published in 2018 by Soul Bay Press.

PEACH Editorial

On 23 April 1979, Blair Peach, a teacher from New Zealand, was killed by a blow to the head delivered by an officer of the Metropolitan Police Force Special Patrol Group (SPG).

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6 Dimitris Troaditis Translations

With a Red Inclination This long march towards death must be stopped these purple deep-black marks of giddiness must change colour this unshakeable pain above the shelters of our hearts must mutate into explosive thought persistent and fiery fired on …

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Submission to Cordite 93: PEACH

A ripe peach may seem the embodiment of the good life, but in this issue, PEACH also stands for the bitterness of brutality as well as the richness of resistance.

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Three Translated Nikos Nomikos Poems

The following poems are excerpted from Nikos Nomikos’s Σημειωμένες Διαφάνειες (Noted Transparencies), a collection of thirty poem-vignettes originally published in Greek in 2003. This translation is the first installment of a larger translation project aimed at bringing Nomikos’s poetry to the attention of the wider English-speaking literary community in Australia.

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Review Short: John Foulcher’s 101 Poems

Over a career spanning more than thirty years many critics have praised John Foulcher’s skill at ‘capturing a moment’. The simplicity of such an observation, however, is no platitude considering how fully Foulcher achieves this. 101 Poems is a retrospective collection that shows the poet’s ability to illustrate how time can be clear and immediate.

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Review Short: Audacious 1, Benjamin Solah, ed.

Coming straight at your inner eardrums is the debut volume of Audacious, the audio journal of Melbourne Spoken Word. Like a night at Passionate Tongues, or an afternoon at the Dan, this collection presents a variety of poets at different levels of artistic development. Some are seasoned and in full flight, while others are up-and-comers still finding their voice. In this volume at least, Audacious offers more of the latter.

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