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Issue Details: First known date: 2019... no. 26 2019 of Rochford Street Review est. 2011 Rochford Street Review
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* Contents derived from the 2019 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Sydney Launch of ‘The End of The Line’, by Rae Desmond Jones, single work column
Public & Personal — Les Wicks Reviews ‘Legacy by Julie Watts & ‘The End of the Line’ by Rae Desmond Jones, Les Wicks , single work review
— Review of The End of the Line Rae Desmond Jones , 2019 selected work poetry ; Legacy Julie Watts , 2018 selected work poetry ;
Isolation, Breavement & Love of Landscape: Leonie Bingham Reviews ‘Green Shadows and Other Poems’ by Gerald Murnane, Leonie Bingham , single work review
— Review of Green Shadows and Other Poems Gerald Murnane , 2019 selected work poetry ;

'Gerald Murnane’s latest literary offering, Green Shadows and Other Poems, is the octogenarian’s poignant homage to a life spent in rural Victoria. This forty-five poem collection is deeply personal, and a departure from Murnane’s previous novels, short stories, and 2015 memoir, Something for the Pain. After a lengthy hiatus from poetry, he returned to the form after moving to inland Goroke in 2009 upon the death of his wife. There he took up residence in a shed in his son’s backyard.' (Introduction)

Sharing Lives in Poetic Form : Amber Alley Reflects on the Nimbin Poetry Evening and the Poetry World Cup, Amber Alley , single work essay

'In the last few years, the upsurge of interest and participation in poetry, writing, reading and performing, has been happily rising fast. One regular event which predates this new wave, is the monthly Nimbin Poetry Evening, now in its 20th year. Alongside it runs the annual Nimbin Poetry World Cup, now in its 15th year. The Cup boasts a creditable roll-call of participants. Even more impressive because Nimbin is a very small country town, hosting these events well before the Internet could claim credit for promotions.' (Introduction)

Concise, Wittily Memorable & Elegant : Adam Aitken Reviews ‘Urban Gleanings’ by Mark Mahemoff, Adam Aitken , single work review
— Review of Urban Gleanings Mark Mahemoff , 2017 selected work poetry ;

'Mark Mahemoff’s most recent collection of poems will please a recent critic of Contemporary Australian Poetry, who claimed that there isn’t enough poetry about this city. Mark’s URBAN is my Sydney urban: the train stations are familiar, the aircraft noise, and the people he describes. “This is pure city” he writes, and his poem meticulously distills this quality, which is all out there in the world, but it takes a poet like Mark to find that purity.' (Introduction)

Delight, Puzzle and Inform : Raewyn Alexander Reviews ‘Never Too Late’ by Beth Spencer, Raewyn Alexander , single work review
— Review of Never Too Late Beth Spencer , 2018 selected work poetry ;

'Such hope in the title on a smart looking small book, then a rather sweetly distressed illustration, but still a lovely white feather on the cover. A sense of danger and also a lightness about it. In the work itself, amusement is ably shown and echoes of chances to live better or rethink some attitude, with variations on family life, friendships, love affairs, and other serious, close human matters. Many fine lines offer a sense of positivity and urgency. The language itself is ordered in ways to delight, puzzle and inform.' (Introduction)

Passion, Intelligence & Creativity : Beatriz Copello Reviews ‘Universal Mother’ by Elif Sezen, Beatriz Copello , single work review
— Review of Universal Mother Elif Sezen , 2016 selected work poetry ;

'Elif Sezen is a talented Australian poet who grew up in Australia and in Turkey, she writes poetry both in English and in Turkish and is an interdisciplinary visual artist with a PHD in Fine Arts. Sezen’s poetry takes the reader on a cross-cultural trip where we encounter poems, which reflect the adaptation of a migrant to a new culture and a new of way of life. She also takes us into ancestral trips, into memories of far away exotic lands and on trips, which appear to arise from the deepest corners of her creative mind. Words shaded by culture, the female essence and the enigma of living adorn the pages of Universal Mother.' (Introduction)

Fuel That Moves the Poet : Beatriz Copello Reviews ‘Walk’ by Darby Hudson & ‘Dialogue with Samuel Lafferte in Australia’ ​ by Juan Garrido Salgado, Beatriz Copello , single work review
— Review of Walk Darby Hudson , 2013 single work poetry ; Dialogue with Samuel Lafferte in Australia Juan Garrido Salgado , 2016 selected work poetry ;
Meticulous & Beautifully Fashioned : Raewyn Alexander Reviews ‘Stone Mother Tongue’ by Annamaria Weldon, Raewyn Alexander , single work review
— Review of Stone Mother Tongue Annamaria Weldon , 2018 selected work poetry ;

'Annamaria Weldon has produced an impressive collection with Stone Mother Tongue. Her imagery has some lovely naturalistic twists and turns with some breath-taking phrases. These are well crafted poems featuring lively, lithe lines, and gorgeous situations like in the ’16 Haiku for Lakelands Library Windows’, where Weldon mentions:'

Five black swans fly home
at nightfall, singing their way
through the starless sky'


A Chest Full of the Unexpected : Beatriz Copello Reviews ‘Belief’ by Les Wicks, Beatriz Copello , single work review
— Review of Belief Les Wicks , 2019 selected work poetry ;

'Les Wicks is a poet, publisher and editor, with a long list of publications; Belief is his fourteenth book of poetry. The actual book is small but do not be discouraged by its size, as you will find it is a bag full of surprises.' (Introduction)

A Masterful, Energetic Way With Words : Raewyn Alexander Reviews ‘Who’s Broken Is This?’ by John Passant, Raewyn Alexander , single work review
— Review of Whose Broken Is This? John Passant , 2018 selected work poetry ;

'A serious-looking cover of rich, dark brown with white lettering, some of the word “broken” falling apart and down, but also it seemed possibly forming as well a set of difficult steps to climb back up? A glossy finish, and the book design seems deliberately reminiscent of the more well-produced protest poem books of the early to mid-20th century. The style intrigued me, with its retro feeling. A definite fresh approach evident too. Reassuring to gather a signal of what to expect.' (Introduction)

Hydrogeni"Most of earth’s hydrogen is not free", Tricia Dearborn , single work poetry
Goldi"Gold does not tarnish.", Tricia Dearborn , single work poetry
Freud’s Narcissusi"Vita dropped you at Selfridge’s", Tricia Dearborn , single work poetry
Scar Massagei"a tiny section of my body", Tricia Dearborn , single work poetry
Everything Including the Obviousi"how can I describe you, my surprise, my unpredictable", Tricia Dearborn , single work poetry
A Chalk Outline of the Souli"Sister Pascal sketched on the blackboard", Tricia Dearborn , single work poetry
Faith and Charity Ireland, 1847i"They came in the night, knives glinting, moved", Robyn Rowland , single work poetry
Moon Dreamingi"Bone white, the full moon", Robyn Rowland , single work poetry
Night Opening on Istanbul, Robyn Rowland , single work poetry

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