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Issue Details: First known date: 2016... no. 20 October – December 2016 of Rochford Street Review est. 2011 Rochford Street Review
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* Contents derived from the 2016 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Featured Writer Mohammad Ali Maleki : Biographical Note, Zalehah Turner , single work biography
Hopei"There was a seed,", Mohammad Ali Maleki , single work poetry
The Golden Wheati"I am a beautiful golden seed", Mohammad Ali Maleki , single work poetry
Dry Landi"Behind my room I had a piece of land", Mohammad Ali Maleki , single work poetry
The Strong Sunfloweri"Manus Island knew nothing of sunflowers", Mohammad Ali Maleki , single work poetry
Teasing Threads – Sundry Film and Literary Criticism: ‘Red Dirt Talking’ by Jacqueline Wright, Chris Palazzolo , single work review
— Review of Red Dirt Talking Jacqueline Wright , 2010 single work novel ;
Teasing Threads – Sundry Film and Literary Criticism : Ivan Sen’s ‘Mystery Road’, Chris Palazzolo , single work review
— Review of Mystery Road Ivan Sen , 2013 single work film/TV ;
Poets Who Are Hurt into Poetry : Geoffrey Lehmann Launches ‘Rupture’ by Susan Varga, Geoffrey Lehmann , single work review
— Review of Rupture Susan Varga , 2016 selected work poetry ;
A Life Evolving : David O’Sullivan Reviews ‘First Things First, Selected Letters of Kate Llewellyn’, David O'Sullivan , single work review
— Review of First Things First : Selected Letters of Kate Llewellyn 1977–2004 Kate Llewellyn , 2015 selected work correspondence ;
An Unflinching & Nuanced Portrayal of Australian Masculinity : Daniel Young Reviews ‘We. Are. Family.’ by Paul Mitchell, Daniel Young , single work review
— Review of We. Are. Family. Paul Mitchell , 2016 single work novel ;
Mike Ladd Launches Garron Publishing’s Series, ‘Southern-Land Poets 2016’, Mike Ladd , single work review
— Review of Southern-Land Poets 2013 series - publisher poetry ;
Poignant and Necessary : Aidan Coleman Reviews ‘Vanishing Point’ by Jeri Kroll, Aidan Coleman , single work review
— Review of Vanishing Point Jeri Kroll , 2015 selected work poetry ;
Photosinthesis, Dorit Goldman , single work prose
'A small, poetic story from Dorit Goldman from her experience of her photographic series of tree roots.'
Imagined Worlds : Luke Fischer Launches ‘Ghostspeaking’ by Peter Boyle, Luke Fischer , single work
— Review of Ghostspeaking Peter Boyle , 2016 selected work poetry ;
Skilful and Fluid : Cath Piltz Reviews ‘The Right Wrong Notes’ by Nathan Curnow, Cath Piltz , single work review essay
'This is a collection of 59 selected poems from previous and recent publications including No Other Life But This, The Ghost Poetry Project, RADAR, with recent works appearing in The Rialto, Meanjin and Land Before Lines.' (Introduction)
A Slightly Frustrating Novel : Mark Roberts Reviews ‘Black Mountain’ by Venero Armanno, Mark Roberts , single work review essay
'I have a pile of books on desk waiting to be reviewed or to be more correct, waiting for me to have the time to review them. Black Mountain by Venero Armanno has been waiting longer than most. Published in 2012 it was one of those books that intrigued me with its back cover blurb about a boy being sold into slavery to work in the sulphur mines of Sicily over a century ago. Finally, four years late, I finally picked it up.' (Introduction)
Intensity and Focus : Annette Marfording Reviews ‘Griffith Review 54, Earthly Delights: The Novella Project IV’, Annette Marfording , single work review essay
— Review of Griffith Review no. 54 2016 periodical issue ;
'As the subtitle suggests, this is the fourth year in which Griffith Review has dedicated its annual fiction edition to the novella, ‘those stories’, as editor Julianne Schultz put it in her introduction to the first edition in 2012, ‘that are longer and more complex than a short story, shorter than a novel, with fewer plot twists, but strong characters. Condensed tales that are intense, detailed, often grounded in the times, and perfectly designed for busy people to read in one sitting.’ By undertaking its novella project, Griffith Review has made a significant contribution to the revival of the novella form. Seizure runs an annual Viva La Novella competition, publishing its first winner in 2013 and some individual short fiction collections now include novellas, such as Here where we live by Cassie Flanagan Willanski and Australia Day by one of the contributors to Earthly Delights, Melanie Cheng, which won the 2016 Victorian Premier’s Award for an Unpublished Manuscript.' (Introduction)
Subtle, Multiple Implications : John Jenkins Launches ‘The Sly Night Creatures of Desire’ by Debi Hamilton, John Jenkins , single work review essay

'Thanks everyone, for coming along today … to the launch of Debi Hamilton’s new book, The Sly Night Creatures of Desire.

'Hybrid Publishers have done Debi proud, I think… with this well-produced and attractive collection. I particularly like the spacious layout, which gives ample ‘breathing space’ around each poem, adding to one’s reading pleasure.' (Introduction)

“A Cacophony of Art and Story That Ranges from the Absurd to the Downright Terrifying” : Anna Forsyth Reviews ‘The Apocalypse Awards’ by Nathan Curnow, Anna Forsyth , single work review essay

'In London’s Oxford Street, a man in a tattered coat wanders up and down, his sandwich board emblazoned with big red painted letters: The End is Nigh. It’s a phrase that has since entered the vernacular to mock the doomsayers who use any political changing of the guard or climate statistic to confirm their end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it predictions. As humans, we are just as obsessed with our demise as a species, as we are with uncovering the truth about our origins. What results is a cacophony of art and story that ranges from the absurd to the downright terrifying. Dante’s Inferno is no picnic and neither is the Book of Revelation, but the subject has also created some of the best fodder for entertainment, including the hugely popular, The Walking Dead series.'


“Echoes, Hauntings and Play” : Lucy Wilks Reviews ‘Bull Days’ by Tina Giannoukos, Lucy Wilks , single work review essay
'In her second collection of poetry, Bull Days, Tina Giannoukos elaborates on the dyad of the lover and the beloved, a relationship she guides through a cycle of fifty-eight sonnets, each more than equal to the exigencies of the form. Giannoukos nuances both the mutability and the steadfastness of love, its vows and caprices buoyed on thematic waves that break afresh in contrapuntal procession. This is a work of great finesse and accomplishment, daring in its navigation of the inconceivable, and plaintive at times with the spectre of a love welcomed into the life of the word at the very moment of the lover’s bereavement. The poems move with grace and proportion, euphoniously lamenting and celebrating this capacious and sometimes wraith-like affection, its lineaments ranging from the querulous and wearisome to the tender and marvellous. The poet salutes, resonates within, and invigorates a lyric tradition whose history informs her transfigurations, all the while staying open to a more contemporary idiom, the fusion handled with poise and a supple, writerly discipline.' (Introduction)

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