Kent MacCarter



Submission to Cordite 80: NO THEME VI

Poetry for Cordite 80: NO THEME VI is guest-edited by Judith Beveridge. Here’s what I’m looking for: poems of fewer than 100 lines, on any theme or style. So that’s about as succinct as you can get. Judith worked Cordite …

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Alex Kostas in as Cordite’s First Summer Intern

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DALIT / INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIAN Editorial

A language gives a unique world view and no two languages have the same world view. –Ganesh Devy This special issue of Cordite Poetry Review has its roots in a project Mridula Nath Chakraborty has been working on for the …

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Cultural Partnership with Monash University and North American Book Distribution

We are pleased to announce that Cordite Publishing Inc. and The School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics at Monash University have entered into a major new cultural partnership. As Jaya Savige, Poetry Editor of The Australian, wrote in his …

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Submission to Cordite 57: CONFESSION

Poetry for Cordite 57: CONFESSION is guest-edited by Keri Glastonbury. I must confess I’ve made a mess of what should be a small success Courtney Barnett, ‘Pedestrian at Best’ Whether you’re more influenced by Delmore Schwartz’s ‘The Heavy Bear Who …

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Things We Inherited: Voices from Africa Curated by Liyou Libsekal

Eddy Kamuanga Ilunga | To deny value of cultural identity | 2015 | Circuit board and fabric The African continent, being home to thousands of languages and hundreds of varying cultural identities, has richly diverse forms of poetic tradition. The …

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Submission to Cordite 56: EXPLODE

Poetry for Cordite 56: EXPLODE is guest-edited by Dan Disney. [[EXPLODE from ex– “out” + plaudere “to clap the hands”]] the spectacle Oculus Rift the α in their brickveneerdoms howzat Omid Fazal Reza Hamid Leo Lucky Country megafires Maulboyheenner form …

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Poetry of the Eye: The Visual Aspects of Poetry

Image by Tim Grey Presented by Cordite Publishing Inc. and Australian Poetry, and hosted by poet Toby Fitch, this workshop at the 2016 Emerging Writers’ Festival will open your eyes to the potential of the poem on the page. By …

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Alice Whitmore on as Translations Editor

We are chuffed to announce that Alice Whitmore will be Cordite Poetry Review‘s Translations Editor from the 1 August 2016 issue. Alice is a Melbourne-based writer, literary translator and is completing a PhD in translation studies at Monash University. She …

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BAY AREA Editorial

Neither distance, the Pacific Ocean, nor the equator can quite explain the fact that poets in the activist San Francisco Bay Area and poets in Australia with corresponding and complementary concerns, both aesthetic and socio-political, are pretty much totally unaware of each other. I would love to blame this on capitalism − on market interests, trade treaties, and copyright law, for example − and almost certainly they do play some role in erecting a barrier between us. But other factors must play a role too.

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Submission to Cordite 55: FUTURE MACHINES

Image by Joshua Comyn Poetry for Cordite 55: FUTURE MACHINES is guest-edited by Bella Li. To conceive of future machines is to imagine what haunts the boundary, always fluid, always negotiated, between the possible and impossible. To figure the distance, …

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Introduction to Tony Birch’s Broken Teeth

Cover design by Zoë Sadokierski Don’t think you’ll get away with lightly reading these Tony Birch poems. They are not just words whistling on the wind. They come laden with other gifts. With a whole place: Melbourne. With a long …

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