- 108: DEDICATIONwith L Patterson & L Garcia-Dolnik 107: LIMINALwith B Li 106: OPENwith C SLowe & J Langdon 105: NO THEME 11with E Grills & E Stewart 104: KINwith E Shiosaki 103: AMBLEwith E Gomez and S Gory 102: GAMEwith R Green and J Maxwell 101: NO THEME 10with J Kinsella and J Leanne 100: BROWNFACE with W S Dunn 99: SINGAPOREwith J Ip and A Pang 97 & 98: PROPAGANDAwith M Breeze and S Groth 96: NO THEME IXwith M Gill and J Thayil 95: EARTHwith M Takolander 94: BAYTwith Z Hashem Beck 93: PEACHwith L Van, G Mouratidis, L Toong 92: NO THEME VIIIwith C Gaskin 91: MONSTERwith N Curnow 90: AFRICAN DIASPORAwith S Umar 89: DOMESTICwith N Harkin 88: TRANSQUEERwith S Barnes and Q Eades 87: DIFFICULTwith O Schwartz & H Isemonger 86: NO THEME VIIwith L Gorton 85: PHILIPPINESwith Mookie L and S Lua 84: SUBURBIAwith L Brown and N O'Reilly 83: MATHEMATICSwith F Hile 82: LANDwith J Stuart and J Gibian 81: NEW CARIBBEANwith V Lucien 80: NO THEME VIwith J Beveridge 57.1: EKPHRASTICwith C Atherton and P Hetherington 57: CONFESSIONwith K Glastonbury 56: EXPLODE with D Disney 55.1: DALIT / INDIGENOUSwith M Chakraborty and K MacCarter 55: FUTURE MACHINES with Bella Li 54: NO THEME V with F Wright and O Sakr 53.0: THE END with P Brown 52.0: TOIL with C Jenkins 51.1: UMAMI with L Davies and Lifted Brow 51.0: TRANSTASMAN with B Cassidy 50.0: NO THEME IV with J Tranter 49.1: A BRITISH / IRISH with M Hall and S Seita 49.0: OBSOLETE with T Ryan 48.1: CANADA with K MacCarter and S Rhodes 48.0: CONSTRAINT with C Wakeling 47.0: COLLABORATION with L Armand and H Lambert 46.1: MELBOURNE with M Farrell 46.0: NO THEME III with F Plunkett 45.0: SILENCE with J Owen 44.0: GONDWANALAND with D Motion 43.1: PUMPKIN with K MacCarter 43.0: MASQUE with A Vickery 42.0: NO THEME II with G Ryan 41.1: RATBAGGERY with D Hose 41.0: TRANSPACIFIC with J Rowe and M Nardone 40.1: INDONESIA with K MacCarter 40.0: INTERLOCUTOR with L Hart 39.1: GIBBERBIRD with S Gory 39.0: JACKPOT! with S Wagan Watson 38.0: SYDNEY with A Lorange 37.1: NEBRASKA with S Whalen 37.0: NO THEME! with A Wearne 36.0: ELECTRONICA with J Jones
Review Short: Aden Rolfe’s False Nostalgia
Aden Rolfe’s False Nostalgia presents a collection of memories and corresponding vagaries of forgetting, which stimulate and unsettle in unpredictable and oblique turns of thought and phrase. His work includes philosophical, lyrical and confessional voices, the overall discourse serving to recreate and recover highly original self-objects in time and space.
Posted in BOOK REVIEWS Tagged Aden Rolfe, Nathanael Pree
Aden Rolfe Interviews Eliot Weinberger
While the prevailing formula for the contemporary essay seems to be information plus thesis – a collection of facts held together by authorial intentions – Eliot Weinberger’s approach is striking for a deceptively simple difference.
Posted in INTERVIEWS Tagged Aden Rolfe, Eliot Weinberger, Jorge Luis Borges
Heavenly Emporium of Benevolent Knowledge
When we consider the Heavenly Emporium of Benevolent Knowledge, we inevitably find ourselves discussing not the one but the many: the various extant editions of the compendium, the versions lost to fire and flood and strife over the centuries, the diverse and sometimes contradictory volumes that have pretended to the title at one time or another.
Posted in CHAPBOOKS Tagged Aden Rolfe, Franz Kuhn, Jorge Luis Borges
(f) fabulous ones
I By the time you read the word ‘pebble’ you’re already thinking ‘water’ thinking ‘skin’ thinking ‘one is not enough’. To collect something frees it from the need to be useful—gilded boats and eggplant robes, sugar dandies and scented locks— …
(k) those drawn with a very fine camel’s-hair brush
I Names change but the concept stays the same, tracks you across the valley. Night rides in on a gust star-scatter like so much porcelain. Is an alibi a deleted scene or a red thread? Dust in the pigment matted …
(m) those that have just broken the flower vase
I For some, the relation between the body and external objects is unclear, even when buds are underfoot. For others, it’s the symbolism of the vase they fail to grasp. For both kinds, the gap in understanding is an effective …
Posted in HEBK Tagged Aden Rolfe
(h) those that are included in this classification
I There are those which are alike in spite of appearance which share a secret affinity, an invisible harmony. But then there are those which are neither alike nor unalike that you place in separate boxes as the wind picks …
(a) those that belong to the emperor
I There are those you expect him to own and those of which he is not yet aware those catalogued and counted and those he hasn’t thought to dream up those he tolerates on account of his daughter and those …
Rolfe on with Object Study
Photo by Ian ten Seldam Only heads and tongues loll. Apart from one’s time, what can be bided? And how broad is a swathe? Cordite Poetry Review is excited to work with the next generation of Aden Rolfe poetics over …
Posted in GUNCOTTON Tagged Aden Rolfe, Kent MacCarter
Catalogue everything in the garden by outlook and trope. Both daylight and shoulders can be broad remember, but are leaves defined by veins or diameter? How many stones have been unturned? And what things are not, apart from holes and …
Posted in 61: NO THEME III Tagged Aden Rolfe
Review Short: Kevin Brophy’s Walking,
Poetry collections aren’t prone to extensive reprints, so Kevin Brophy’s Walking, – which includes selections from five previous books – is somewhat of a trove for anyone wanting to access his earlier work. It also features a suite of new poems which, in their gentle complexity, are among his most interesting – testimony to a writer who’s carefully honed his craft over a 30-year stretch.
Posted in BOOK REVIEWS Tagged Aden Rolfe, Kevin Brophy
Out of Politeness
Out of politeness you probably wouldn’t say, especially when spring has started false and hailstones small as ball bearings ring the roof keeping you trapped at the library a cancelled anatomy book under your arm – or perhaps it’s a …
Posted in 49: SYDNEY Tagged Aden Rolfe
Aden Rolfe Reviews Marion May Campbell
Marion May Campbell's Fragments from a Paper Witch arrived not without anticipation. Despite the publication of four of her novels and the staging of several theatre works, this is her first collection, drawing together diverse works of poetry, prose poetry, fictocritical essay and performance writing.
Posted in BOOK REVIEWS Tagged Aden Rolfe, Marion May Campbell