Beginning with this issue of Cordite, we will accept up to four poems per submission. This includes text, sound, image, video and other digital forms of poetry. INTERLOCUTOR will include features, interviews, updates and more from just about every angle this theme can be approached from.
Poetry is in nonstop dialogue with the world. Each symbol, line, frame, beat or stanza enters into a conversation. They question. Poetry is interrogation. It is instruction.
In fact, it can be most anything you want it to be. Absurd. Open-minded. A fragment of a speaker’s speech that becomes whispers and shouts of drama or humour. A Glaucon to your Socrates. A Casio to your Moog to your Farfifsa. Who is the speaker? Who is listening? Are you willing to have a conversation? If you play Defender, can you be our hyperspace?
Cordite 40: INTERLOCUTOR will be guest-edited by Libby Hart and feature artwork from Melanie Scaife and James Bonnici.
Libby Hart’s most recent collection of poetry, This Floating World, was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards and The Age Book of the Year Awards. Her first collection, Fresh News from the Arctic, received the Anne Elder Award and was shortlisted for the Mary Gilmore Prize. She is a recipient of an Australia Council for the Arts international residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig (Ireland) and a DJ O’Hearn Memorial Fellowship at The Australian Centre, The University of Melbourne. Her poem, ‘The Briefcase Phenomenon’, was chosen for the inaugural Poetry in Film Festival in 2010 and filmmakers produced short films inspired by it. In the same year, This Floating World was devised for stage and performed by Teresa Bell and Gavin Blatchford. These performances received the Shelton Lea Award for Best Group Performance at the 9th Melbourne Overload Poetry Festival Awards.
Please read Cordite‘s full submissions guidelines before you submit.