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Alternative title: Skin
Issue Details: First known date: 2017... vol. 7 no. 1 2017 of Australian Poetry Journal est. 2011 Australian Poetry Journal
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'Welcome to Australian Poetry Journal 7.1, part of the new suite of poetry publications by Australian Poetry. This year’s Australian Poetry Anthology (guest eds., Lisa Gorton and Toby Fitch), published in March, was the first in this series. The designer is Stuart Geddes, with the vision of a physical elegance and beauty to reflect the calibre of the modern, contemporary, various poetry contained within: photographic art features on covers. Another trope is the commissioning of poetry guest editors for each volume of APJ. This allows the Journal to flex issue to issue, and to curate a broad while meritorious range of poetic voice. The poetry selections for 7.1, themed to ‘skin’, have been guest-edited collaboratively by Ali Cobby Eckermann and Ellen van Neerven, two of the country’s leading Aboriginal poets and editors. Their choice, selecting from the high level of open submissions by both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) poets, and poets who are not, was to divide their poems into two distinct sections: SKIN I POEMS, which opens the poetry here, are poems by poets who identify as ATSI; SKIN II POEMS are poems by non-ATSI poets, while still reflecting a cultural breadth. Some of the poems were commissioned by the editors from new Aboriginal poets located in workshops, some in far-flung territory. The Journal closes with another new feature for APJ: an extensive suite of poems, commissioned specifically by Australian Poetry, as presented across our annual major capital city literary festival partnerships. Both van Neerven and Eckermann, independently, were presented in this series, edited by the program director of our Australian Poets Festival 2016–2017, Toby Fitch. Thank-you to the essential support of our main funders: Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Victoria and Copyright Agency Cultural Fund.' (Publisher Note)


* Contents derived from the 2017 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Guest Editors' Introduction, Ali Cobby Eckermann , Ellen van Neerven , 2017 single work essay (p. 9-11)
If We Had Fencesi"If we had fences...", Colleen Johnson , 2017 single work poetry (p. 14)
Undulatingi"Pulse", Jannali Jones , 2017 single work poetry (p. 15)
Unityi"As a sleeping workd begins to awake,", Naomi Muggeridge , 2017 single work poetry (p. 16)
You Are Morei"You are so much more than what they think you are.", Sianlee Harris , 2017 single work poetry (p. 17)
Australia's Silenced Historyi"Australia's silenced history", Nola Gregory , 2017 single work poetry (p. 18-19)
Who Are We to Judge?i"You are nothing more than human", Rylie Peterson , 2017 single work poetry (p. 20)
First Lawi"Systems isolated, closed, vacuum", Tyson Yunkaporta , 2017 single work poetry (p. 21)
Concrete Beneath My Feeti"There's concrete beneath my feet", Claire G. Coleman , 2017 single work poetry (p. 22-25)
Whispers Unspokeni"There's a beautiful woman who walks the earth.", Naomi Muggeridge , 2017 single work poetry (p. 26)
Songlinesi"Come with us on a journey", Nola Gregory , 2017 single work poetry (p. 27)
I Remember You as a Child, Natalie Harkin , 2016 single work poetry (p. 28)
The Chipperi"The toughened ground lay strong.", B.A. Quakawoot , 2017 single work poetry (p. 29)
Icei"On the corner of a street", Nola Gregory , 2017 single work poetry (p. 30-31)
Milki"Turn the foucet", Cameron Summers-Borchard , 2017 single work poetry (p. 32)
Regressioni"If I had rights and you had non, could you explain?", Phoebe Dyer , 2017 single work poetry (p. 33)
Double Whammyi"He knew that look", Kristine Ellis , 2017 single work poetry (p. 34)
Stand Stilli"It's the 21st century", Constance Gamble , 2017 single work poetry (p. 35)
Strawberry Juicei"My page is spotted with strawberry juice, they were plump, pink", Claire G. Coleman , 2017 single work poetry (p. 36-37)
Transitioni"The world merged and the individual braced", Jack Sheppard , 2017 single work poetry (p. 38-39)

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Guest Editors' Introduction Ali Cobby Eckermann , Ellen van Neerven , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Journal , vol. 7 no. 1 2017; (p. 9-11)
Guest Editors' Introduction Ali Cobby Eckermann , Ellen van Neerven , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Journal , vol. 7 no. 1 2017; (p. 9-11)
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