Erin Shiel


The chandelier of the garden is the magnolia. Bare elegant arms stretch to hold the lights. Finial not above like a waiting weapon but rooted in earth. Each cupped hand holds a pale green bobeche with a bulb not yet …

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Judith Beveridge’s Twelve Highlights from 2014

Throughout 2014, Judith Beveridge selected one poem per month to spotlight in Cordite Poetry Review, and she delivered excellent choices … writing a bit to each selection. We have compiled them all here in one article. Enjoy!

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When the Wind Stopped

I read somewhere that the words ‘ekphrasis’ and ‘ekphrastic’ had at one stage a reference only in the Oxford dictionary, but nowadays these words are very much part of poets’ vocabularies and practices and most poets at some stage write …

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