- 108: DEDICATIONwith L Patterson & L Garcia-Dolnik 107: LIMINALwith B Li 106: OPENwith C SLowe & J Langdon 105: NO THEME 11with E Grills & E Stewart 104: KINwith E Shiosaki 103: AMBLEwith E Gomez and S Gory 102: GAMEwith R Green and J Maxwell 101: NO THEME 10with J Kinsella and J Leanne 100: BROWNFACE with W S Dunn 99: SINGAPOREwith J Ip and A Pang 97 & 98: PROPAGANDAwith M Breeze and S Groth 96: NO THEME IXwith M Gill and J Thayil 95: EARTHwith M Takolander 94: BAYTwith Z Hashem Beck 93: PEACHwith L Van, G Mouratidis, L Toong 92: NO THEME VIIIwith C Gaskin 91: MONSTERwith N Curnow 90: AFRICAN DIASPORAwith S Umar 89: DOMESTICwith N Harkin 88: TRANSQUEERwith S Barnes and Q Eades 87: DIFFICULTwith O Schwartz & H Isemonger 86: NO THEME VIIwith L Gorton 85: PHILIPPINESwith Mookie L and S Lua 84: SUBURBIAwith L Brown and N O'Reilly 83: MATHEMATICSwith F Hile 82: LANDwith J Stuart and J Gibian 81: NEW CARIBBEANwith V Lucien 80: NO THEME VIwith J Beveridge 57.1: EKPHRASTICwith C Atherton and P Hetherington 57: CONFESSIONwith K Glastonbury 56: EXPLODE with D Disney 55.1: DALIT / INDIGENOUSwith M Chakraborty and K MacCarter 55: FUTURE MACHINES with Bella Li 54: NO THEME V with F Wright and O Sakr 53.0: THE END with P Brown 52.0: TOIL with C Jenkins 51.1: UMAMI with L Davies and Lifted Brow 51.0: TRANSTASMAN with B Cassidy 50.0: NO THEME IV with J Tranter 49.1: A BRITISH / IRISH with M Hall and S Seita 49.0: OBSOLETE with T Ryan 48.1: CANADA with K MacCarter and S Rhodes 48.0: CONSTRAINT with C Wakeling 47.0: COLLABORATION with L Armand and H Lambert 46.1: MELBOURNE with M Farrell 46.0: NO THEME III with F Plunkett 45.0: SILENCE with J Owen 44.0: GONDWANALAND with D Motion 43.1: PUMPKIN with K MacCarter 43.0: MASQUE with A Vickery 42.0: NO THEME II with G Ryan 41.1: RATBAGGERY with D Hose 41.0: TRANSPACIFIC with J Rowe and M Nardone 40.1: INDONESIA with K MacCarter 40.0: INTERLOCUTOR with L Hart 39.1: GIBBERBIRD with S Gory 39.0: JACKPOT! with S Wagan Watson 38.0: SYDNEY with A Lorange 37.1: NEBRASKA with S Whalen 37.0: NO THEME! with A Wearne 36.0: ELECTRONICA with J Jones
2023 Queensland Poetry Val Vallis Award Winners
Without prior consultation, this poem rose to the top of each of our shortlists; it was unquestionably our winner.
Posted in GUNCOTTON Tagged Benjamin Dodds, Gayelene Carbis, Jarad Bruinstroop, Zenobia Frost
Submission to Cordite 110: POP!
We want poems that POP! Think pop culture, pop art, pop music, popcorn, pop rocks. Poems in the shape of a soup can. Ghazals with Bieber Fever. Sonnets with square eyes. Give us bubblegum poems. Channel-surfing poems.
Posted in GUNCOTTON Tagged Kent MacCarter, Rebecca Jessen, Zenobia Frost
Meditation on the Body
Posted in 102: GAME Tagged Timothy Tate, Zenobia Frost
Chewing on a Ruby Passport
2020 Arts Queensland (Digital) Poets in Residence: Featuring Amina Atiq (UK), Ivan Coyote (Canada), Kate Durbin (USA), Nick Makoha (UK) and Jackie Ryan (AUS).
Posted in CHAPBOOKS Tagged Amina Atiq, Ivan Coyote, Jackie Ryan, Kate Durbin, Kylie Thompson, Nick Makoha, Pascalle Burton, Rae White, Zenobia Frost
I first spent time in Brisbane as Poet in Residence for QPF back in 2015. I came up with the following poetic exercises for my 2020 residency, as a way of being there again, if only in my mind. I …
Posted in RUBY Tagged Kate Durbin, Kylie Thompson, Pascalle Burton, Rae White, Zenobia Frost
Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Heavy Rainfall and Damaging Winds
it’s dog hour UV finally set to rare getting in walkies before the Bureau sends in the BOM squad earlier sun by the kilo off the back of a truck buy one get one sun free glare neon-tips the flame …
Posted in RUBY Tagged Zenobia Frost
Introduction to Zenobia Frost’s After the Demolition
BUY YOUR COPY HERE Philosophical questions of reality and duality underpin many of the poems in Zenobia Frost’s After the Demolition, leading to a sense of rebuilding and remembrance in the aftermath of abodes. The potency of houses is a …
Posted in INTRODUCTIONS Tagged Keri Glastonbury, Zenobia Frost, Zoë Sadokierski
Chivalry’s Not Dead (It’s Just Been Criminalised)
Text sourced from Miranda Devine’s Daily Telegraph column of the same name (16/12/2017), and its comment thread. Whole poems used to be written in praise of Miranda Devine. But feminism changed all that. Chivalry isn’t dead, it’s just late to …
Posted in 88: TRANSQUEER Tagged Zenobia Frost
1. Demo Day Jo Gaines walks right into me and takes stock. Good bones, y’all – I love this one. So much potential. Knuckle through a wall or two and fill me up with light, hem back the big trees …
Posted in GUNCOTTON Tagged Zenobia Frost
Winners for the Val Vallis Award for an Unpublished Poem 2018
Run by Queensland Poetry Festival, and named in honour of a distinguished Queensland poet, the Arts Queensland Val Vallis Award for an Unpublished Poem is committed to encouraging poets throughout Australia. 2018 Selection panel: Alison Whittaker and Angela Gardner.
Posted in GUNCOTTON Tagged Alison Whittaker, Angela Gardner, Damen O'Brien, Zenobia Frost
Blueprint No. 1: Siemon St.
The only place I ever lived alone, but slept myself out of the memory. My room crammed with king-frame more manspread than bed- spread – creamy linen sheets but no quilt. The bed clothed entirely in light. The window doubled …
Posted in 80: NO THEME VI Tagged Zenobia Frost
Stations and a Crossing
No one checks your ticket. Outside the train, whales arch across noise and blue static. Take off sodden sneakers, socks. Get comfy. You didn’t bring a book. Watch your window. Split lightning flashes / clouds seeded with bats over slurred …
Posted in 75: FUTURE MACHINES Tagged Zenobia Frost
Nana’s ghosts gnawed through her walls. Mum and aunts scale bow-legged ladders, scrape paper, bury leaves of it in pilling carpet. Autumnal crunch. Mum makes Nana reinscribe her living room with colours Grandad never would have chosen. We scrawl on …
Posted in 70: UMAMI Tagged Zenobia Frost
Review Short: Zenobia Frost’s Salt and Bone
In its own words, Zenobia Frost’s Salt and Bone slinks ‘between ibis-legged houses / and wakeful graveyard’, and belongs to ‘the hour of the curlew’, a liminal space that speaks of ghosts and transformation. As a collection, the poems are pervaded with a sense of haunting, plagued by abject bodies ‘aching for salt and bone’, the suffocating presence of water, and the archeology of death. It is noteworthy that Frost’s work both begins and ends with a warning of the power of unknown and strange things; a reminder, perhaps, of the gaps that exist between the ‘real’ and the imagined.
Posted in BOOK REVIEWS Tagged Alyson Miller, Zenobia Frost
Arc 75: The Arc-Cordite Poetry Special Issue
Cover art by Ian Friend My plumbing? Not exactly. But, well, after 14 months in the planning, making, mulling, and editing, it’s finally here: Arc Poetry Magazine 75: The Arc-Cordite Poetry Special Issue. Shane Rhodes and I (Kent MacCarter) co-wrote …
Posted in GUNCOTTON Tagged Chris Johnson, Jenny Haysom, Kent MacCarter, Kevin Matthews, Matthew Hall, Monty Reid, Robyn Jeffrey, Serge Duguay, Shane Rhodes, Zenobia Frost
Cassidy on with Feature Reviews and Future Themes
The bad news first … I am sorry to see the departure of Lisa Gorton as Cordite’s Feature Reviews Editor. Over the past 18 months, her astute eye, impeccable judgement and gracious style has produced – and leaves us with – a superb legacy of robust and engaging feature reviews. Gorton’s work is testament to what can happen with excellent writing from reviewers and an engaged editorial acumen.
1. In a mythical demountable we are students of the sword, cotton-gloved rabbits, a few aeons late to taste the blade’s full thrust. Creeping green curdles bronze, suckles the edges off. It sleeps in its labelled, cardboard coffin – one …
Posted in 61: NO THEME III Tagged Zenobia Frost
A friend requests an ode to her vulva, less half-serious than the organ itself, insistent in humour insistent distress in a hothouse summer of self-fulfilled prophecy. It is the friend-of-a-friend you discuss and never meet – a troubled loveliness, no …
Posted in 57: MASQUE Tagged Zenobia Frost
This issue is a poetic conversation between a source poem and ten poems found from within its lines. It’s a refraction of language and image through poetic prisms, an intersection of the familiar and unfamiliar, blurring the edges through the 11 authors’ interpretations.
In Whiskey Gully
Miromiro speaks he sounds her out scoutishly—a collector Do you speak Tomtit? an unremembered house shingled—crisscrossing green it could rain and take a year for the forest to sup to its roots from the flat ramble up whiskey-reeling paths Miromiro circles she does …
Posted in 51: GIBBERBIRD Tagged Zenobia Frost
Wakeling, Frost and a Sydney Prelude
It is again with pleasure that I announce two additional editors to the Cordite masthead: assistant editor Zenobia Frost and interviews editor Corey Wakeling. As an assistant editor, Zenobia Frost will be involved in a variety of editorial duties. Zenobia …
Posted in GUNCOTTON Tagged Andrew Carruthers, Astrid Lorange, Corey Wakeling, Kim Rugg, Ross Gibson, Vernon Ah Kee, Zenobia Frost
never believe the stone angels listen closely to raven and possum at night, ask the moon for permission walk backwards past ivy-grown plots do not cross running water do not dig in the early hours do not stand atop gravestones …
Posted in 43: OZ-KO (ENVOY) Tagged Zenobia Frost