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Alternative title: No Theme VII
Issue Details: First known date: 2018... no. 86 1 May 2018 of Cordite est. 1997 Cordite Poetry Review
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'Four years ago, writing an essay on David Malouf, I learned that Hawthorn Library held a copy of his first poetry collection, Bicycle and Other Poems (1970). I borrowed it, and, sadly, I returned it, too. Today, I rang the library to find the book. The friendly librarian on duty told me that it had been ‘deleted’ from the catalogue. She could find no record of whether they had given it away or thrown it in the recycling bin.' (Lisa Gorton, Introduction to No Theme VII)


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* Contents derived from the 2018 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Re-imagining Place : A Psychogeographic Reading of Carmine Frascarelli’s Sydney Road Poems, Jake Goetz , single work essay

'What can the original concepts underpinning psychogeography lend to a discussion of the relation between poetry and place in contemporary Australian poetics? Can the Paris-based wanderings of Guy Debord and the Situationist Internationale (SI) bring to the fore new meanings of being and creating in urban Australia? To delve into these questions this essay conducts a psychogeographic reading of Carmine Frascarelli’s 2016 book, Sydney Road Poems (Rabbit Poets Series), using key concepts put forth by Debord and the SI. Through such an approach, I believe particular psychogeographic motives – often of a political nature – will allow for a more comprehensive understanding of the approach taken by Frascarelli in writing his poem. Beginning first with a short historical survey of the interrelation between walking and artistic creation, and how Frascarelli’s writing practice can be regarded in this tradition, the essay will then use the SI’s concepts of dérive, the idea of play, as well as touching on detournement and the effects of collage, to demonstrate how a psychogeographic writing practice can be considered a socio-critical tool – one which has allowed Frascarelli to re-imagine place through a de-spectacularisation of society, or more specifically, Sydney Road in the Melbourne, Australia suburb of Brunswick.' (Introduction)

‘Geelong Checks Its Modernist Warranty’, Jo Langdon , Cameron Lowe , single work essay

'In 1890, an American aeronaut named Millie Viola departs the Geelong showgrounds in a hot air balloon, in order to give an assembled crowd of onlookers a parachute jump display. Her ascension followed foiled attempts earlier in the week, but, according to the Geelong Advertiser’s archives, ‘Mademoiselle Viola’ at last ascends – to the gratification of ‘an increasingly dubious crowd’ – to around 5000 feet (1540 metres), and comes close to being swept into Corio Bay. She manages to swing her way to land and alight in Pevensey Crescent – a few hundred metres from the space in which this essay’s authors currently live and write – though another archival source suggests she instead alights on the beach. In either case, the event has an impact on her next display: The Kyneton Observer reports, on 31 May, 1890, that preparations were prolonged ‘owing to the balloon being wet, it having dropped into Corio Bay in the early part of the week, on the occasion of an exhibition at Geelong.’' (Introduction)

The Left-Handed Selfi"See, when I hand the pen", Kim Mahood , single work poetry
Reading a List of Celebrities Who Own Islands as Self-carei"Johnny Depp owns an island", Eloise Grills , single work poetry
"Ngai bukkiana towilla" Coming Homei"I am an Old Spirit", Georgina Williams , single work poetry
Royal Parki"this the night dead gum leaves with wet glass sheen", Jessica Yu , single work poetry
In the Former French Concessioni"I see them from my bedroom,", Ella Jeffery , single work poetry
Insectsi"The diagnosis is hard to hear. Dark", Alison Flett , single work poetry
Re-visiting Chernobyl, Maria Takolander , sequence poetry
Liquidationi"The earth has always been so accommodating,", Maria Takolander , single work poetry
Bio-Robotsi"What a piece of work is Man! A wise industrial sentiment—", Maria Takolander , single work poetry
Dark Tourismi"Today we celebrate the half-life of caesium 137", Maria Takolander , single work poetry
The Red Foresti"Dress the wicker basket with cloth and sash.", Maria Takolander , single work poetry
What Was Invisible Now Becomes Visiblei"Dew reconstructs", Maria Takolander , single work poetry
Tacti"Last night, after we saw you both,", Judith Bishop , single work poetry
After Chopini"Out from elms, floating and rising, shrouds of dust play across the sand. There’s", Claire Potter , single work poetry
The House, Crackingi"Enough to wake", Tracy Ryan , single work poetry
Inclinedi"What the mountain thinks, you can’t", Felicity Plunkett , single work poetry
Backscatteri"The day brings minor violences", Andrew Zawacki , single work poetry
Youthi"You’re walking Lovers Lane, paperbarks", Cecily Niumeitolu , single work poetry

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