- 108: DEDICATIONwith L Patterson & L Garcia-Dolnik 107: LIMINALwith B Li 106: OPENwith C SLowe & J Langdon 105: NO THEME 11with E Grills & E Stewart 104: KINwith E Shiosaki 103: AMBLEwith E Gomez and S Gory 102: GAMEwith R Green and J Maxwell 101: NO THEME 10with J Kinsella and J Leanne 100: BROWNFACE with W S Dunn 99: SINGAPOREwith J Ip and A Pang 97 & 98: PROPAGANDAwith M Breeze and S Groth 96: NO THEME IXwith M Gill and J Thayil 95: EARTHwith M Takolander 94: BAYTwith Z Hashem Beck 93: PEACHwith L Van, G Mouratidis, L Toong 92: NO THEME VIIIwith C Gaskin 91: MONSTERwith N Curnow 90: AFRICAN DIASPORAwith S Umar 89: DOMESTICwith N Harkin 88: TRANSQUEERwith S Barnes and Q Eades 87: DIFFICULTwith O Schwartz & H Isemonger 86: NO THEME VIIwith L Gorton 85: PHILIPPINESwith Mookie L and S Lua 84: SUBURBIAwith L Brown and N O'Reilly 83: MATHEMATICSwith F Hile 82: LANDwith J Stuart and J Gibian 81: NEW CARIBBEANwith V Lucien 80: NO THEME VIwith J Beveridge 57.1: EKPHRASTICwith C Atherton and P Hetherington 57: CONFESSIONwith K Glastonbury 56: EXPLODE with D Disney 55.1: DALIT / INDIGENOUSwith M Chakraborty and K MacCarter 55: FUTURE MACHINES with Bella Li 54: NO THEME V with F Wright and O Sakr 53.0: THE END with P Brown 52.0: TOIL with C Jenkins 51.1: UMAMI with L Davies and Lifted Brow 51.0: TRANSTASMAN with B Cassidy 50.0: NO THEME IV with J Tranter 49.1: A BRITISH / IRISH with M Hall and S Seita 49.0: OBSOLETE with T Ryan 48.1: CANADA with K MacCarter and S Rhodes 48.0: CONSTRAINT with C Wakeling 47.0: COLLABORATION with L Armand and H Lambert 46.1: MELBOURNE with M Farrell 46.0: NO THEME III with F Plunkett 45.0: SILENCE with J Owen 44.0: GONDWANALAND with D Motion 43.1: PUMPKIN with K MacCarter 43.0: MASQUE with A Vickery 42.0: NO THEME II with G Ryan 41.1: RATBAGGERY with D Hose 41.0: TRANSPACIFIC with J Rowe and M Nardone 40.1: INDONESIA with K MacCarter 40.0: INTERLOCUTOR with L Hart 39.1: GIBBERBIRD with S Gory 39.0: JACKPOT! with S Wagan Watson 38.0: SYDNEY with A Lorange 37.1: NEBRASKA with S Whalen 37.0: NO THEME! with A Wearne 36.0: ELECTRONICA with J Jones
Submission to Cordite 52: TOIL Open!
Selfie in Oaxaca Ethnobotanical Garden Poetry for Cordite 52: TOIL is guest-edited by Carol Jenkins I’m looking to meet the lone toiler, the staff, whole professions, whole guilds. What I want for TOIL are energetic and intelligent takes and insight …
Posted in GUNCOTTON Tagged Carol Jenkins, Kent MacCarter
We’re pleased to tumble out into the world these first four print collections in the new Cordite Books imprint. We had considered print collections for a few years, but the tipping point to actually publish them came in late November …
Posted in GUNCOTTON Tagged Alan Loney, John Hawke, Kent MacCarter, Natalie Harkin, Penelope Goodes, Ross Gibson, Zoë Sadokierski
Submission to Cordite 51: TRANSTASMAN Open!
Photo by Nicholas Walton-Healey Poetry for Cordite 51: TRANSTASMAN is guest-edited by Bonny Cassidy I’ll be looking for poems that can swim, fly, float, sail and possibly even skim across the very short and very deep difference between Australia and …
Posted in GUNCOTTON Tagged Bonny Cassidy, Kent MacCarter, Robert Sullivan
Rolfe on with Object Study
Photo by Ian ten Seldam Only heads and tongues loll. Apart from one’s time, what can be bided? And how broad is a swathe? Cordite Poetry Review is excited to work with the next generation of Aden Rolfe poetics over …
Posted in GUNCOTTON Tagged Aden Rolfe, Kent MacCarter
O’Keefe on as Audio Producer
Cordite is chuffed to announce that Ella O’Keefe will be our inaugural Audio Producer, and lends a stack of audio production knowledge to the journal. We’re already beavering away on detail for our first 20-30 minute program.
Posted in GUNCOTTON Tagged Ella O'Keefe, Kent MacCarter
Submission to The Lifted Brow and Cordite’s 51.1: UMAMI Now Open!
Luke Davies, Paris, 2014, photo by Samuel Pignan. Poetry for The Lifted Brow / Cordite 51.1: UMAMI is guest-edited by Luke Davies. Submission of flash fiction (between 1 and 500 words max) and poetry will be accepted until 11.59pm, 5 …
Posted in GUNCOTTON Tagged Kent MacCarter, Luke Davies, Sam Cooney, Simon Collinson, Stéphane Mallarmé, Zoe Dzunko
CANADA / AUSTRALIA Editorial
Why do this? Cultural relations via literature, that’s why. What similarities can be drawn or stylistic approaches extrapolated from reading the poetics of such vastly – 15,300 kilometres – separated places?
Posted in ESSAYS Tagged Kent MacCarter, Shane Rhodes
Submission to Cordite 50: NO THEME IV Open!
John Tranter, Sydney, 2009, photo by Anders Hallengren. Poetry for Cordite 50: NO THEME IV is guest-edited by John Tranter Zounds! We’ve made it to issue 50 in the year that Cordite Poetry Review turns 18. Bust out the Passion …
Posted in GUNCOTTON Tagged john tranter, Kent MacCarter
Arc 75: The Arc-Cordite Poetry Special Issue
Cover art by Ian Friend My plumbing? Not exactly. But, well, after 14 months in the planning, making, mulling, and editing, it’s finally here: Arc Poetry Magazine 75: The Arc-Cordite Poetry Special Issue. Shane Rhodes and I (Kent MacCarter) co-wrote …
Posted in GUNCOTTON Tagged Chris Johnson, Jenny Haysom, Kent MacCarter, Kevin Matthews, Matthew Hall, Monty Reid, Robyn Jeffrey, Serge Duguay, Shane Rhodes, Zenobia Frost
Three Poems by Martin Harrison
On 24 July, 2014, Martin Harrison sent along three poems to me. Two were recently published, one was new and hasn’t been read widely yet. I had asked Martin if he wanted to contribute a few works to a small …
Posted in GUNCOTTON Tagged Martin Harrison
Submission to Cordite 49: OBSOLETE Open!
Tracy Ryan in Western Australia Submission to this issue is now closed. Cordite 50: NO THEME IV with John Tranter is now open. Poetry for Cordite 49: OBSOLETE is guest-edited by Tracy Ryan What is obsolete? Are you obsolete … …
Posted in GUNCOTTON Tagged Kent MacCarter, Tracy Ryan
2014 Val Vallis Award Winner: ‘Not Fox Nor Axe’
Chloe Wilson’s poem ‘Not Fox Nor Axe’ has won the 2014 Val Vallis Award. Part-travelogue, part-mosaic of memento mori, ‘Not Fox Nor Axe’ provokes the reader with an extravaganza of multi-layered detail as it elides historical and actual Central American …
Posted in GUNCOTTON Tagged Chloe Wilson, Judith Beveridge, Kent MacCarter, Sarah-Holland-Batt
Cordite Ave vs. Electric Ave
I rediscovered these images from the Cordite vault this morning. Real photographs printed on photo paper. These were taken by David Prater in the final gasps of the 1990s I believe. Although the Cordite Ave (as threaded through Melbourne’s outer …
Posted in GUNCOTTON Tagged Adrian Wiggins, David Prater, Kent MacCarter, peter minter
The Long and Short of It and That: Some Thoughts on Book Reviews
This post is in reply to John Dale’s recent piece in The Conversation, Here they are: the rules for book reviewing, and Peter Rose’s evisceration of it In defence of book reviewers in Australia, also in The Conversation. Dale airs …
Posted in GUNCOTTON Tagged John Dale, Kent MacCarter, Peter Rose
DAS GEDICHT + Cordite = Deutsch Poems of Campbell, Chong, Fischer, Leber, Skovron, Vickery and Wright
Cordite Poetry Review has teamed up with venerable German literary magazine, DAS GEDICHT, to publish translations of Australian works into German. These translations are directly aimed for German readership (this is to say that the English originals are not on …
Posted in GUNCOTTON Tagged Alex Skovron, Eileen Chong, Luke Fischer
Submission to Cordite 48: CONSTRAINT Open!
Poetry for Cordite 48: CONSTRAINT is guest-edited by Corey Wakeling. Submission is now closed for this issue, but open for Tracy Ryan’s Cordite 49: OBSOLETE. That poetry be raised to a pulpit of freedom and then celebrated as a picaresque …
Posted in GUNCOTTON Tagged Corey Wakeling, Kent MacCarter
Cassidy on with Feature Reviews and Future Themes
The bad news first … I am sorry to see the departure of Lisa Gorton as Cordite’s Feature Reviews Editor. Over the past 18 months, her astute eye, impeccable judgement and gracious style has produced – and leaves us with – a superb legacy of robust and engaging feature reviews. Gorton’s work is testament to what can happen with excellent writing from reviewers and an engaged editorial acumen.
Trans-Tasman: Book Reviews and Best New Zealand Poetry 2013
It’s 2014. Time to expand / add to the Trans-Tasman conversation on poetics between Australia and New Zealand. The Best New Zealand Poems 2013 has now been published. Online only. Check it out. Congratulation to Murray Edmond, Anne Kennedy and …
Posted in GUNCOTTON Tagged Alan Brunton, Amy Brown, Anna Jackson, Chris Price, Ian Wedde, Lisa Samuels, Michele Leggott, Murray Edmond, Selina Tusitala Marsh, Stephen Oliver
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 …
Posted in GUNCOTTON Tagged Astrid Lorange, Chris Caines, Kent MacCarter, Lisa Robertson, Sam Twyford-Moore, Tan Lin, Zoë Sadokierski
Spoon Bending: A Chapbook Curated by Kent MacCarter
There is no such thing as a good poem about nothing? What does that mean, exactly? And what’s all this about spoon bending anyways?
Posted in CHAPBOOKS Tagged Amanda Stewart, Andrew Riemer, Berni M Janssen, Bonny Cassidy, Dorothea Rosa Herliany, Elena Gomez, Elif Sezen, Elżbieta Wójcik-Leese, Gig Ryan, Ingrid de Kok, Jane Gibian, Jennifer K Dick, Jodi Braxton, JS Harry, Kent MacCarter, Lee Kofman, Mark Rothko, Nicolette Stasko, peter minter, Susan Schultz, Tracy Ryan, Vona Groarke
Submission to Cordite 46.1: MELBOURNE Now Open!
Poetry for Cordite 46.1: MELBOURNE is guest-edited by Michael Farrell. This will be Cordite Poetry Review‘s first special issue that includes a number of poems selected from open submissions. It is supported by the City of Melbourne through its Arts …
Posted in GUNCOTTON Tagged Astrid Lorange, City of Melbourne, Kent MacCarter, michael farrell
Submission to Cordite 46: NO THEME III Now Open!
Poetry for Cordite 46: NO THEME III is guest-edited by Felicity Plunkett I am interested in the idea of architecture as a way of capturing the place of a ‘no theme’ issue … amidst Cordite‘s many themed ones. In the …
Posted in GUNCOTTON Tagged Felicity Plunkett, Kent MacCarter
Cordite Works in the BAP 2013
A quick shout out to Ken Bolton, John Hawke, Andy Kissane, Shari Kocher, Jo Langdon, Cameron Lowe, Ella O’Keefe, Louise Oxley, Ann Vickery and Jessica L Wilkinson … the ten poets featured in Black Inc’s Best Australian Poetry 2013 whose …
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Coming in 2014 is Cordite 4X.1: MELBOURNE
Cordite Poetry Review is proud to announce a new partnership and support from the City of Melbourne. This means that our plans for a special issue, MELBOURNE, in response to Astrid Lorange’s beguiling SYDNEY, will proceed. MELBOURNE will be guest-edited …
Posted in GUNCOTTON Tagged michael farrell