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Churnings

A steed sculpted from driftwood casts a shadow, hurdles time, pegasus-like, to the orchard of childhood, to my father’s click of tongue, slap of reins on draft-horse rump; grip of sun-scoured hands on shafts of plough; a blade churning loam …

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Lung Rubble

I. angling for a booth we settle for the bar. the bartender hovers in front of us. its date night. he locks eyes with her. can i buy you a drink? she squeezes my hand. i hold onto it. sure, …

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Take

So take, for joy’s sake, this wild gift of mine. This uninviting desiccated necklet Made of dead bees that once turned honey into sunlight. –Osip Mandelstam Touches were newspapers tucked and benched in Riverside. Would I borrow from homeless men …

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So long – and thanks for all the poetry!

This issue of Cordite Poetry Review is my last as Managing Editor. After eleven years I feel that the time has come for renewal and fresh energy. Therefore I’m also very pleased to announce, after a lengthy selection process, that …

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Cordite 37.1: Nebraska is now online

Released in conjunction with the Cordite-Prairie Schooner co-feature, Cordite 37.1: Nebraska is a tribute to Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska album, presented by Sean M. Whelan and Liner Notes. Contributors include Neil Boyack, Josephine Rowe, Omar Musa, Gabriel Piras, Samuel Wagan Watson, …

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An interview with Benito Di Fonzo

Born into an Irish-Italian working class family in Sydney’s inner west, journalist, playwright, poet and performer Benito Di Fonzo has written for, and been profiled by, the best and worst of publications including The Sydney Morning Herald, The Sun Herald, …

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An interview with M. F. McAuliffe

M. F. McAuliffe was born and educated in Adelaide and Melbourne, and holds an Honours degree in English and some graduate stuff in photography and anthropology. She has taught technical writing, media analysis and basic TV production to engineering and …

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Submissions for Cordite 38: Sydney extended

Cordite 38: Sydney will be guest-edited by Astrid Lorange, and is due online in May 2012. Out of the goodness of our hearts, and due partly to our own confusion about the correct closing date, we’ve decided to extend submissions …

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Coming soon: Cordite-Prairie Schooner Fusion!

Cordite is very excited to be involved in US journal Prairie Schooner’s Fusion series; in fact, we’re the first cab off the rank, with a special WORK co-feature due online in February 2012. The feature will include fifteen poems from …

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HNY 2012 to our contributors and readers

On behalf of the Cordite editorial team and the world’s bison population, I’d like to wish all of our contributors and readers a (belated, but) happy new year, and a glorious 2012! I hope that the new year brings you …

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Simply the Best: Cordite’s 2011 Top Thirty

Well, this is starting to look like a tradition. We’re proud to present the fourth installment of the Cordite Top Thirty, following humbly in the footsteps of 2008, 2009 and 2010, this time with added bonus commentary. Oh yes, it’s …

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Submissions now open for Cordite 38: Sydney

We invite submissions for Cordite 38 on the theme of ‘Sydney’. Given that Cordite was founded in Sydney in 1997, we think that now is a good time to revisit our roots, and what better way to do that than …

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