Cordite Poetry Review has been down a few people since the departure of Corey Wakeling and Robert Wood last May, though they will be far from missing in future issues of the journal. But I am delighted to announce that Autumn Royal will step into a revamped Interviews Editor role, one with a specific focus on new writers and artists arcing (back and forth …) across the Australian and global scenes. Why have one Commissioning Editor when you can have two? To that, I am enthused to announce that Rosalind McFarlane will join the fold as the next.
Autumn is the author of the poetry collection She Woke & Rose, and has worked in the publishing industry for several years before commencing a PhD at Deakin University, where she has taught creative writing. Autumn’s poetry and criticism have appeared in publications such as Powder Keg, Rabbit Poetry, Southerly, Mascara Literary Review and TEXT Journal.
Rosalind recently completed her doctorate on depictions of water in Asian-Australian poetry and is currently working as the English Connect Program Coordinator at Monash University. She’s held an AGL Shaw State Library Fellowship, been co-editor-in-chief of academic journal Colloquy and creative writing journal Verge, been on the editorial teams for dotdotdash and Pelican, as well as working as a research assistant on special issues of Australian Humanities Review and Contemporary Women’s Writing. Her critical and creative work has been most recently published in Hunter’s Anthology of Contemporary Australian Feminist Poetry, Antipodes and Axon.