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"Zombies In the Fields"

This renga is a compilation of Zombie Haikunaut Renga I and Zombie Haikunaut Renga II. Read an explanation of the original instructions. And very big thanks to Ashley Capes, our renga master!

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Post-Epic FAIL?

Those of you with long memories may just be able to recall that last December, at the time of the release of our EPIC issue, we also kick-started a little something called Post-Epic, which isn’t a genre – yet.

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Zombie Haikunaut Renga II

This is Part 2 of Cordite’s Zombie Haikunaut Renga project, continued from Zombie Haikunaut Renga I. Please read the instructions if in doubt about commenting on this post!

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Zombie Haikunaut Renga Instructions

David Prater & Keiji Minato have been kind enough to ask me to lead a ‘Zombie Renga' and I'm very happy to accept such a wonderful offer! So welcome those of you who are new to renga, and welcome back to those of you who participated in Cordite's inaugural Haikunaut Island Renga last year!

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Zombie Haikunaut Renga I

This is Part 1 of Cordite's Zombie Haikunaut Renga project.

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Post-Epic: it's all downhill from here!

As the story of the tortoise and the hare illustrates, a lack of speed is not always a bad thing. The same applies to our Post-Epic poetry project, which has attracted 750 lines since it was launched in mid-December last …

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Post-Epic: 500 comments and counting!

We launched Cordite 31.1: POST-EPIC just three weeks ago with the ambitious (though slightly cheeky) target of producing, with the help of our trusty readers, 10,000 lines of Epic verse. The poets featured in our Epic issue each nominated a …

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Cordite 31.1: POST-EPIC is now online!

We're thrilled and excited to say that we've now gone live with the second part of our Epic issue. Cordite 31.1: POST-EPIC aims, in the spirit of Ko Un's Maninbo (Ten Thousand Lives), to produce 10,000 lines of epic poetry. …

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Post-Epic Editorial

We're thrilled and excited to say that we've now gone live with the second part of our Epic issue. Cordite 31.1: POST-EPIC aims, in the spirit of Ko Un's Maninbo (Ten Thousand Lives), to produce 1,000 lines of epic poetry. Towards this end, the poets featured in our Epic issue have each nominated a line from their work to be used as the title and starting point for a new Post-Epic poem.

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Post-Epic is now online

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A Nest of Cinnamon

Angela Costi, during a Melbourne showing of 'A Nest of Cinnamon'Combining poetry with music to create a spatial dialogue is common practice. From Sappho to Leonard Cohen, Anne Sexton to Alison Croggon, Eric Beach to Kieran Carroll, there are many poets, from our past and modern times, who have engaged in a mutually rewarding collaborative process with musicians for the stage.

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Custom/Made is now online!

We're very pleased to annouce that Cordite 30: Custom/Made is now online. Our guest poetry editor for this issue, joanne burns, has custom-selected forty four poems from a diverse range of makers including Geoff Lemon, Anne Elvey, Sue Stanford, Ouyang …

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