Simeon Kronenberg



No Poem for Weeks Now

for David Brooks Nothing for weeks, no urgent need, no jolt. Instead, I sit in a café reading, only occasionally looking up to see students wearing expensive headphones, as they text or talk on their mobiles. I think about my …

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Rilke, Cavafy, Hölderlin: Simeon Kronenberg Interviews Luke Fischer

Luke Fischer has been writing poetry since a relatively early age and has combined this deep engagement with ongoing academic studies in philosophy, along with an interest in music. His first collection of poetry Paths of Flight (Black Pepper, 2013) has been widely regarded as an outstanding debut and was commended in the FAW Anne Elder Award. In 2013, with his wife Dalia Nassar, Luke initiated the highly esteemed Poetry and Music Salon in North Bondi. The private salons have also led to public iterations, including: ‘Poetry and Music Salon: Do Poets Tell the Truth?’ at the 2014 Sydney Writers’ Festival and ‘Poetry and Music Salon: Poetry vs Prose’ at the 2015 Sydney Writers’ Festival.

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My Caesar

He noticed me in the line up and winked, smiling. Then he moved on to greet the rest of the men. But when we returned to our fires, his equerry came, panting: “Come son, he wants to meet you, come …

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Love in Contemporary American Gay Male Poetry in the Works of Richard Siken, Eduardo C Corral and Jericho Brown

Gay poets, in the main, are determined to claim difference by questioning orthodoxies that corral issues about sexuality and love − and the functioning of these constructs within an urban, heterosexist reality − issues always pertinent to gay male writers because it is they who must bear the burden of political self-consciousness in a heterosexist world.

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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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(mis)remembering Marnie

Scene: a painted port, red sky, shrill, hysterical, a twisted universe on a sloping street and at the end – in the distance – skewed perspective and crudely painted ships, their imaging a child’s. I remember it as odd, dislocated, …

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Feature Poem with Judith Beveridge: Kalutara

For many poets, place is an enormous point of inspiration. These places may not necessarily be places where the poet physically resides or has resided in, but they may be the imaginative or spiritual places where the poet is most …

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