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An Interview with Kent MacCarter

Kent MacCarter is Cordite’s new Managing Editor. In the Hungry Middle of Here, his first collection of poetry, published by Transit Lounge Press, was reviewed in Cordite in 2009. In 2012, another poetry collection, Ribosome Spreadsheet, will be released as …

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So long – and thanks for all the poetry!

This issue of Cordite Poetry Review is my last as Managing Editor. After eleven years I feel that the time has come for renewal and fresh energy. Therefore I’m also very pleased to announce, after a lengthy selection process, that …

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Work: A Cordite-Prairie Schooner Collaboration

Cordite is excited to announce a special collaboration with Nebraska-based literary journal, Prairie Schooner. The collaboration, entitled ‘Work’, is the first in what promises to be an exciting ‘Fusion’ series, wherein Prairie Schooner teams up with innovative journals from around …

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Australian Literary Journals: Virtual and social

Twenty years ago, if you published a quarterly literary journal, you could be certain what that meant: four issues a year. When Anna Hedigan wrote her overview of journals and their web presence eight years ago not much had changed. The publishers’ attitude to the online space was that it was essentially a placeholder for the print journal.

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Cordite 35: Oz-Ko is now complete!

If you’d told me in April this year that we’d still be posting content from our Oz-Ko issue in November, I would have called you barking mad. But that’s exactly what’s happened: what started out in 2009 as an idea for a straightforward issue devoted to new poetry from Australia and the Republic of Korea has now spawned three separate issues including one hundred and fifteen poems (of which over ninety are translations), almost two dozen features (including essays, articles, interviews and photo galleries) and two separate tours, to Korea and Australia, by a total of eight poets from both countries.

Excuse me while I take a moment to reflect on that.

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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. We thought it might be a good idea to find out a bit more …

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David Prater Interviews 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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Editorial Intervention

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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Paul Mitchell Interviews Paul Grover

Studio: a Journal of Christians Writing recently turned 20. In its pages it has published the work of a variety of Australian writers, including Les Murray and Kevin Hart. Paul Mitchell spoke to the journal's managing editor, Paul Grover, about …

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