Jen Crawford

Jen Crawford teaches within the Centre for Creative and Cultural Research at the University of Canberra. She is the author of eight poetry books and chapbooks, including Koel (Cordite Books, 2016), and was the co-editor of Poet-to-Poet: Contemporary Women Poets from Japan with Rina Kikuchi (Recent Work Press, 2017).

sweet new-season duds

writs in warrants out. same again. you understand our position by moving your finger in front of your eyes. you want to be at your desk by 9. you want to put on the bumper sticker when the dealership’s a …

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3 Translated Takako Arai Poems

Takako Arai (1966 —) was born into a silk-weaving family in Kiryū city, Gunma Prefecture, on the outskirts of Tokyo. She began publishing poems in the early 1990s, and since 1998 has run a poetry magazine, Mi’Te, which features poems, translations and poetry criticism. Her second poetry collection, Tamashii Dansu (Soul Dance) was published in 2007, and received the Oguma Hideo Poetry Prize.

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Transplanting Colenso: Taxonomy and Translocation in Leicester Kyle’s Koroneho: Joyful News Out of the New Found World

‘Language adheres to the soil, when the lips which spoke it are resolved into dust,’ wrote William Colenso in 1868, and again in 1883.

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smoke-infested… playing at the Bijou

1 butcher boy used to hold daily The Loop is a clamorous, smoke the absurd fingers until she winced had been Terry Sheehan) watched her He was occupied with his eggs in the loneliness of her daily black bread, boiled …

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Jen recently returned to Auckland after eight years in Wollongong and Sydney. Her collection Admissions was published in 2000, in the Five Islands Press New Poets Program.

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