Jacqueline Turner

How Poems Work: Kate Fagan’s ‘Through a Glass Lightly: Cento for Beginners

We move through language, swimming on influence, arranging words into patterns that make sense for our purposes. An essay with an argument, an email trying to get the day off work, or a poem that tries to make letters do …

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Ledgers make light of the news. Policy equates practice, designates who is who. You book it, reveal the space where light might leak. All thorough, a pencil erases tremulous views. Numbers can dictate geography, as well as balances. (all the …

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Presence: A Chapbook Curated by Graham Nunn

When I was invited by Cordite to curate this chapbook, my mind filled with one word … presence.

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Erudite licks embossed dictionary covers methodically. Rain is not gold, nor the colour of truth; merely green in essence. Subtext is always the opposite of pretence; underneath a scream. Laughter ticks proprioceptively especially under soft covers. Clouds can be beds …

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