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Alternative title: No Theme No 6
Issue Details: First known date: 2017... vol. 80 1 May 2017 of Cordite est. 1997 Cordite Poetry Review
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'It was a great privilege, if a little overwhelming (I had about 1,800 poems to read), to edit this edition of Cordite Poetry Review and, as it is not themed, I had the luxury of choosing poems on various subjects. I have tried to make the issue varied but also unified by my aesthetic principles. I am one of those poets who believe aesthetics are important, that an over-heated experimental or exploratory approach, or a poetics that privileges linguistic flux over emotional stability or response, can take us away from the deep connection that language has with the body. This is one reason why I have an affection for the lyric, and I do not hold to the assumption that the poet does not exist, or that the movement inwards, towards subjectivity, is innately problematic. From the body we get idiosyncrasies of rhythm, music, voice, sensual knowledge, syntactical deportment, emotion and ideas. No-one who writes a poem is ever disembodied, though sometimes it can seem as if they are, given the overabundance of abstraction and linguistic imprecision that occurred in many of the poems I read for this issue.' (Judith Beveridge : Editorial introduction)


  • Only literary material by Australian authors individually indexed. Other material in this issue includes:

    Private David Jones's In Parenthesis and The Anathemata by Peter Salmon

    Dissecting the Apocalypse: Jorie Graham’s Sea Change by Caroline Williamson

    Two Translated Borys Humenyuk Poems by Oksana Maksymchuk and Kevin Vaughn

    Two Translated Nadia Anjuman Poems by Farzana Marie

    Ainslie Templeton Interviews Christopher (Loma) Soto

    Autumn Royal Interviews Cecilia Vicuña

    'Truck & Trailer Approaching a City' by Louis Armand

    'Requiem for a War, with Refrain' by Siobhan Harvey

    'Yet' by Matt Prater


* Contents derived from the 2017 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
An Den Knaben Elisi"Elis, wenn die Amsel im schwarzen Wald ruft,", Georg Trakl , Christopher Newton (translator), single work poetry
Der Gewitterabendi"O die roten Abendstunden!", Georg Trakl , Christopher Newton (translator), single work poetry
Words and Spills: Disability, Sexuality and Cripping Your Poetry, Kit Kavanagh-Ryan , single work essay

'What am I doing?

'Writing while crip is complicated.

'Not the act itself, not always. My hands work most of the time, and I have access to screen readers and dictation software. But writing crip is messy and awkward and bodied and mine, because no ‘experience of disability is universal’ (Kafer 2013, 34), no matter how much anyone wants it to be.' (Introduction)

Thirty-Six Views of the Parallax: Mark Young’s the Eclectic World, Bandicoot Habitat and Lithic Typology, Javant Biarujia , single work essay criticism
'The first thing to note is that the body of a typical Mark Young poem often bears no relationship to the title. Do not be alarmed: this is a postmodernist conceit, and Young is thoroughly postmodernist, although he would eschew such a label.' (Introduction)
Mansplaining Abortion in Alexis Lateef’s ‘Procedure’, Jessica Durham , Mel Pearce (illustrator), single work essay criticism

'Alexis Lateef’s ‘Procedure’ draws on the conventions of Confessional poetry by women in English – particularly on the influential work of Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton – to make a creative statement resisting the masculinist imposition of clinical discourses to the raw subjective experience at the centre of this poem: the speaker’s abortion, and its visceral consequences for her rage, guilt, hurt, and defiance.' (Introduction)

I ♥ Newcastlei"We’d run, eyes closed, holding", Nadia Kim , single work poetry
Pollo a La Brasai"I’m a yellow bird balanced on his rotisserie,", Mitchell Ward , single work poetry
Obligationi"I am young but I have money like a grandmother", Joan Fleming , single work poetry
The Messagei"The towering blaze of a bonfire, thick as hair, wind-driven,", Mona Attamimi , single work poetry
Reach & Ambitioni"Late at night, up, looking at", Ken Bolton , single work poetry
‘Gethsemane’, on Patrick Whitei"Gethsemane at your shoulder as you work,", Marcelle Freiman , single work poetry
The Book of Screamsi"Each day in hospital I wake", Andy Kissane , single work poetry
The Falli"I can tell you, when your horse began to slip", Todd Turner , single work poetry
Reservoiri"Sleeping in its brick tabernacle", Sarah Day , single work poetry
Blackberryi"spring abrupts", Jonathan Dunk , single work poetry
These Hillsi"that enclose my days, open up ahead, like a book.", Dimitra Harvey , single work poetry
The Secret Council of Raphael and Michaeli"A secret cave in the glacial", Michael Aiken , single work poetry
Blueprint No. 1: Siemon St.i"The only place I ever lived", Zenobia Frost , single work poetry
Touch Screeni"And like a scene in which the primitive", Stephen Edgar , single work poetry
Hooki"I discovered a bird with a hook in its mouth,", Nathan Curnow , single work poetry

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