- 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
Berni M Janssen
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Alyson Miller Reviews berni m janssen’s between wind and water (in a vulnerable place)
In ‘speaking out’, the final poem of berni m janssen’s fifth collection, between wind and water (in a vulnerable place), a choral cry for resistance is offered, a lyric that insists on the ability of individuals to provoke immense change: ‘one voice small forms fight in strength / one voice strong gains another / i’m with you, go boldly’.
Posted in BOOK REVIEWS Tagged Alyson Miller, Berni M Janssen
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an other flees full stop tidal tugs tyres full stop arm a meant for holding torn full stop tired full stop another slips sleeping awake waters sinking full stop mourning tears are salt in which we swim full stop home …
Posted in 92: NO THEME VIII Tagged Berni M Janssen
Introduction to Javant Biarujia’s Spelter to Pewter
Cover design by Zoë Sadokierski In Javant Biarujia’s poetry, language matters – matters as in important, and matter as a unifying substance, a material to be transformed, and in so doing, becomes transforming. Particles of language are pounded out, splintered, …
Posted in INTRODUCTIONS Tagged Berni M Janssen, Javant Biarujia, Kent MacCarter, Zoë Sadokierski
to tongue or not to tongue reed stone heart word mushrooms explode in mouth the world in this bowl of broth my mother has sung songs her mother sung in the making of another poor and thin in the time …
Posted in 70: UMAMI Tagged Berni M Janssen
Radio Laneways and the Melbourne Sound
It’s a beautiful thing to know what came before. Who walked the laneways ahead of you, smoothed any paths that might have otherwise been jarring, who stood up so you could sit down.
Posted in ESSAYS Tagged 3RRR, alicia sometimes, Ania Walwicz, Berni M Janssen, Pi O, Sophie Cunningham
Spoon Bending: A Chapbook Curated by Kent MacCarter
There is no such thing as a good poem about nothing? What does that mean, exactly? And what’s all this about spoon bending anyways?
Posted in CHAPBOOKS Tagged Amanda Stewart, Andrew Riemer, Berni M Janssen, Bonny Cassidy, Dorothea Rosa Herliany, Elena Gomez, Elif Sezen, Elżbieta Wójcik-Leese, Gig Ryan, Ingrid de Kok, Jane Gibian, Jennifer K Dick, Jodi Braxton, JS Harry, Kent MacCarter, Lee Kofman, Mark Rothko, Nicolette Stasko, peter minter, Susan Schultz, Tracy Ryan, Vona Groarke
can can tu tu da da do do can do da da can tu tu do tu can do da da tu do can tu do tu do da can da can da can do tu can tu do da …
Posted in SPOONBENDING Tagged Berni M Janssen