I’m honoured to announce that Elena Gomez will be taking up the helm of Reviews Editor. Gomez is a poet and editor who worked in book publishing for ten years. She is the author of a number of chapbooks and the full-length collection Body of Work (Cordite Books), which was Highly Commended in the 2019 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards. Her poetry, essays, interviews and reviews have been published widely, and she regularly appears at literary festivals. She recently completed her Master of Fine Arts at UNSW Art & Design.
This also means that Bonny Cassidy will be leaving the post after 5 years, though will remain on our advisory board. Her contribution to Cordite Poetry Review is incalculable, and there is not a deep enough thanks I can extend to her on making our long form poetry reviews peerless in Australia, and ushering in our Indigenous engagement policies. She will be back with an introduction to our forthcoming 40 Poets in late 2020.