Lou Garcia-Dolnik

Lou Garcia-Dolnik is a poet of Ilocano descent living and working on sovereign Gadigal land. Their writing has been awarded Second Prize in Overland's Judith Wright Poetry Prize, an Academy of American Poets University Prize from the University of Texas at Austin, and has been shortlisted in the Blake Poetry Prize, the Arts Queensland Val Vallis Award and the LIMINAL and Pantera Press Nonfiction Prize.


We came about this issue’s theme by dumping loved words into a shared document: nouns, verbs, phrases and onomatopoeia that stirred a shared love of intimacy with language, of play and tricksterism.

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And Sunday sinks its heathen summers into the kneecaps of the expropriate wicked / kain na tayo! / having genuflected hours for a piece of motherfucking bread isang bagsak, anak! the concrete moves you! marking devotions this morning to chismis …

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Submission to Cordite 108: DEDICATION

This issue asks for your devotions, your gestures of esteem and affection, your hot takes on the solemn and fanatical. It delights in submissions seeking abandonment and surrender to a goal or cause.

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Citations: poems by Lou Garcia-Dolnik

Aubade I am overextended. The poem forgets me but the city says here. Image. Lights unbury the bodies of abandoned bicycles. The river architecting assembly lines of women forgetting their boyfriends. Somewhere a rave I’m not invited to. The distended …

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