Mark A Peart



Dave Drayton Reviews Carmine Frascarelli and Mark A Peart

In the nonfiction poetry issue of Axon that she co-edited with Ali Alizadeh, Jessica L Wilkinson highlights the impact that Jordie Albiston’s The Hanging of Jean Lee had on her as an undergraduate in 2001. Albiston’s collection is a poetic biography of Lee, the last woman to be executed in Australia. Wilkinson would later be influenced by Susan Howe – whose practice both informed and was a focus of Wilkinson’s doctoral study – to found Rabbit: a Journal of Non-fiction Poetry in 2011; however, a line can be traced from the early impact of Albiston’s book, to the journal, and on to the fledgling Rabbit Poets Series, which began with Albiston’s XIII Poems in 2013.

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Water

for joaly the river stained my shorts brackish white cracks caked mud an overturned chair in the cascade of the slow rapids in water he moves like a seal on land he oscillates / osculates mud is slow nothing brief …

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