- 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
You must change your life RAINER MARIA RILKE you stores three your shavings you leaves imaginary twisted you three evils like the fly ripples of smoke called stones hands you clutched gauged muddy ropes clay were shotgun gazing …
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David Prater Interviews John Leonard
In December 2007 Canberra-based poet John Leonard wrapped up his innings as poetry editor of Overland, the Melbourne-based journal whose motto is Temper democratic, bias Australian.
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Ryan Scott Reviews David Prater and MTC Cronin
It would be unfair to David Prater and MTC Cronin to construct some tenuous link between their new collections for the sake of this review: each volume is stylistically unique, showcasing two skilled, albeit different, voices on the Australian poetry scene. While in Prater we have a poet for the digital age who can twist its soundscapes and textures and still retain an artistic core, in Cronin we have an author who demonstrates again her understanding of timeless themes such as pain, loss and love, and attests to their permanence.
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Q&A with Ryan Paine
We've all read those interviews where the interviewer begins by making a few remarks about his or her subject – perhaps something cliched about a 'piercing gaze' or 'bubbly persona' – as a way of easing the reader into what promises to be a puff piece or a booster article …
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David Prater: Hits & Online Readership
Frank Moorhouse's article in The Sunday Age (full text here) discusses the ongoing Meanjin 'controversy' in a much-needed context: that of the troubles currently facing print magazines, as well as some of the problems facing online magazines in Australia.
Generation of Zeroes
Cordite 25 – Generation of Zeroes is now online, featuring new works by a whole bunch of digitally cool poets including Carol Jenkins, Derek Motion, Elena Knox, Jill Jones, Joel Deane, Klare Lanson and more! Our special guest poetry editor …
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David Prater: Exes & Zeroes
sing/ a song of/exes & zeroes/ just one/ now down a maple lane/we walk/together/talk of breaking up/getting back together/forever/never whatever /slam doors/ walking through them/ first glances/second go/ looks that kill or maim/ circumstance/rhythms/ return home/clothes/off or on/unanswered calls/ last …
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Greetings to the New Malleys
Ern Malley, the original dromedary of Australian poetry has been anthologised, criticised and mythologised beyond belief. It's perhaps sobering to reflect that while Ern Malley's creators, his twin Gepettos James Macauley and Harold Stewart along with his original sponsor Max Harris have passed from this world, Ern's legend lives on. What is it about Ern Malley that refuses to die?
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Abby S. Malley: Dürer: Innsbruck (2005)
ABBY S. MALLEY is a professional llama wrangler who grew up in the
Victorian town of Ouyen. This is her first publication and she would like to
dedicate this poem to the memory of her beloved father.
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David Prater Interviews John Tranter
In the following interview with David Prater, John discusses his editorial philosophy, the future of the global internet and the mystery of his missing moustache.
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Dead Poem Office
I read the last rites over your submission today & since our procedures have been streamlined I'm delighted & at the same time proud to say That we've found a place for your poetry here. Give us your poems & …
Posted in 23: EDITORIAL INTERVENTION Tagged David Prater
Usually I despise the practice whereby editors place their own work in an issue of the publication they're editing. Apart from denying a place to someone whose work is probably better, such actions often signal a kind of desperation, a …
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Our 21st issue, Domestic Enemy, sees Cordite finally obtain its majority! From our humble beginnings in 1997, it's been a long and dusty road, filled with many pit-stops, refuels, vehicle and driver changes, roadblocks, fake abductions, detours and [insert your …
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Q&A with Ian McBryde
“Domain is without exception the most difficult and challenging poetry collection I have ever tackled. It involved almost four years of steady research and writing. It had a profound effect on me, and caused many a night of uneasy sleep. I found myself quite overcome by a lot of the imagery and literature, which hung around me in a sad, invisible, cloying sort of way.” Ian McBryde talks about his latest collection of poetry.
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Searching for the Young Haiku Rebels
“What is it about haiku that cannot be defeated?” asked Jim Kacian, one of the founders of the World Haiku Association, in a paper delivered at the first conference of the WHA in Croatia, 2000. It's a good question, one …
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David Prater Interviews Andrew Cox
The Fauves have been making music for sixteen years. Having risen from humble Mornington Peninsula beginnings they have witnessed the excesses and stupidity of the circus that is Oz Rock. Singer/ guitarist Andrew Cox took time out from the recording …
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David Prater Interviews Margaret Phillips
The aim of the National Library and its partners is to archive all Australian online publications that have significant individual research value, as well as a representative sample of other publications and web sites that collectively provide a picture of the Internet in Australia and what Australians are communicating through it at a given point in time.
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Armed Conflict in the 21st Century: The Information Revolution Redefining “critical work” in our students, and, ironically, in the Name of France, our aim is to insert left margins into what we have Here, both in teacher-student and theorist. Here …
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David Prater Interviews Justin Treyvaud
Justin Treyvaud and Bec Lean published a literary journal by the name of mod_piece for two years between October 2001 and October 2003. A grand total of 22 issues were produced in this time (because they took January off each …
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David Prater Interviews Coral Hull
Australian poetry needs to be more like entertainer Ricky Martin. It needs to be both sexy and spiritual. It needs to bring us back from the dead.
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Q&A with the Spierigs
There are some characters, specifically the cop, who is an extreme example of an Australian personality, and when we thought about the six people who would carry this movie, they would all have to have very distinct personalities and somebody like that is definitely different to the Marian character [he of the three barrelled shotgun fame – ed.] … I mean, there’s never been an Aussie zombie comedy before.
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David Prater experiences Roo-ku (LIVE)
LIVE: Roo-ku (Overload Poetry Festival) Saturday 23 August 2003 I was flattered to receive an invitation last month to MC a reading put on by the Overload Poetry Festival with the mischievous title of “Roo-ku” – as in Australian haiku, …
Posted in FEATURES Tagged David Prater, haiku, haikunauts, renga
David Prater Interviews Nick Whittock
Melbourne poet and raconteur Nick Whittock recently took time out from writing his inimitable cricket poems in order to face 12 questions sent down the wires by friend and fellow cricket tragic, Sam Kidman.
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Q&A with David Penny
David Penny is the creator of Portable Poetry, a website where you can virtually assemble a customised book of poetry, which Penny then constructs in the real world, using traditional book-binding methods. David Prater fired off some questions via e-mail.
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