Submission to Cordite 109: NO THEME 12

By , and | 13 December 2022

We are now up to one dozen issues where there is no theme.

But Caitlin Maling mentions, ‘Probably because I now spend a lot of the time I used to spend writing with a two-year-old in playgrounds, I’m interested in the idea of poetry as risky play: poems up-in-the-air, working towards something new, clumsy, rough and having fun, but still with something real at stake’

And Nadia Rhook notes, ‘I love the claim of U.S. poet Carolyn D Wright that: ‘It is a function of poetry to locate those zones inside us that would be free, and declare them so.’ I’m interested in poems that fill their lungs with permission. What internalised norms and expectations might be un- or re-wired through poetry, what zones of one’s life made free?’

Send us up to three poems.

This podcast sheds some insight on how Cordite Poetry Review (and Cordite Books) works.

Submission to Cordite 109: NO THEME 12 closes 11.59pm Melbourne time Sunday, 5 March 2023.

Please note:

  1. The guest editor(s) has sovereign selection choice for all poems submitted.
  2. Masthead editors will also contribute to the issue.
  3. We will only read submissions sent during our official submission periods.
  4. Please place up to three (3) poems in one (1) Word, RTF or PDF document (unless specifically noted otherwise for special issues), with no identifying details in the document itself.
  5. We are not able to offer feedback on individual poems.
  6. Submissions will only be accepted via Submittable …


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