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Comings, Goings and GUNCOTTON

There is only one appropriate way to begin my first news post as Managing Editor of Cordite – that being to extend, then extend further, then possibly dislocating my e-arm in extending further still, a massive thank you (for all …

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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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Francis Raven Interviews William Waltz

Engage with the world at large. Follow your interests and your passions. Find your voice and stick with it. Cultivate many and varied interests and don't be afraid to let them work on your aesthetic or into your poetry. There's nothing more dreary than reading a poem about poetry. Brush your teeth more than you comb your hair. Keep a safe distance from the endless procession of fads churning through poetry's waters. Be yourself on the page and on the planet. Write.

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David Prater Interviews John Tranter

John Tranter is a Sydney-based poet and editor of the internet magazine Jacket. 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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Michael Brennan: A Short History of Vagabond Press and Poetry International Australia

Chance and community might best describe how I edit and publish poetry. Chance in the unlikely alignment of latching onto good poems available for publication and that suit the nature of whatever I'm editing at the time. Community in the …

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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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