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Issue Details: First known date: 2020... no. 28 2020 of Rochford Street Review est. 2011 Rochford Street Review
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Coupling Intellect and Passion : Dominique Hecq Reviews ‘First Blood’ by Natalie D-Napoleon, Dominique Hecq , single work review
— Review of First Blood Natalie D-Napoleon , 2019 selected work poetry ;

'Natalie D-Napoleon is a writer, singer-songwriter and educator from Fremantle with an MA in Creative Writing currently working on her PhD. She came to prominence on the poetry scene when she won the 2018 Bruce Dawe Poetry Prize with ‘First Blood: A Sestina’. Also titled First Blood, her debut collection explores various histories—her own, her forebears’, and the wider histories of identity and place. D-Napoleon grew up on a farm on the outskirts of Perth worked by her Croatian-immigrant parents. Her childhood is embedded in that landscape, that culture, and the realisation that the world is much larger. The poems vividly render a girlhood and coming of age coloured by the experience of dislocation.' (Introduction)

A Deep Archive : the Docupoetry of Jeanine Leane & Natalie Harkin : Mark Prendergast Reviews ‘Walk Back Over’ by Jeanine Leane and ‘Archival-Poetics’ by Natalie Harkin., Mark Prendergast , single work review
— Review of Walk Back Over Jeanine Leane , 2018 selected work poetry ; Archival-Poetics Natalie Harkin , 2019 selected work poetry ;
The Hurricanei"In the heart of the hurricane belt", Rozanna Lilley , single work poetry
Lovers and Luggersi"I want to know how it feels", Rozanna Lilley , single work poetry
‘In the Silence of the Custard’i"night crept in, stumbled and fell at my feet", Ali Whitelock , single work poetry
Robert Adamson Reading at the The Inaugural ‘Reading the River’ Poetry Reading, 17 January 2020., single work
Laurie Duggan Reading at the The Inaugural ‘Reading the River’ Poetry Reading, 17 January 2020., single work column
Anne Casey Reading at the the Inaugural ‘Reading the River’ Poetry Reading, 17 January 2020., single work column
‘The Lactic Acid in the Calves of Your Despair’ : a Video Poem by Ali Whitelock, Ali Whitelock , single work poetry
This Is Coal Don’t Be Afraid, Ali Whitelock , single work poetry
Launching Aidan Coleman - Aidan Coleman, His Launch, Ken Bolton , single work column
Fluid and Shifts : Gail Hennessy Launches ‘Knitting Mangrove Roots’ by Kerri Shying, Gail Maria Hennessy , single work column

'Gail Hennessy launched Knitting Mangrove Roots by Kerri Shying at the  Markwell Poet’s Picnic on 22 December 2019.'

Tricia Dearborn Virtually Launches 'The Lactic Acid in the Calves of Your Despair' by Ali Whitelock, Tricia Dearborn , single work column

'Tricia Dearborn was scheduled to launch Ali Whitelock’s the lactic acid in the calves of your despair at Better Red than Dead in Newtown. Unfortunately that launch, along with many other launches and readings had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis. Here then, is a virtual launch of the lactic acid in the calves of your despair by Ali Whitelock.'

Vale : John Passant, single work obituary
Vale : Bruce Dawe, single work obituary
Reclaiming Women’s Position in Film Making History : Sarah St Vincent Welch Reviews Three Films by Karen Pearlman, Sarah St Vincent Welch , single work column
Review three short films: Woman with an Editing Bench (2016), After the Facts (2018), and I want to make a film about women (2019)
Memory as Dream, Dream as Memory : Shirley Lu Reviews ‘South in the World’ by Lisa Jacobson, Shirley Lu , single work review
— Review of South in the World Lisa Jacobson , 2014 selected work poetry ;

'The colours on the cover of Lisa Jacobson’s South in the World suggest a sunset. Blooming clouds, glowing sky. An image that summons deep breaths. Blink, and there’s violence in the scene. Not clouds, but smoke moving as quickly as the forest fire that must be beneath it. This sensation of stillness one moment and then suffocation the next is a sensation I felt throughout the collection, full of poems that capture the sweetness of childhood along with the speed and danger of adolescence and adulthood. This feels like a highly personal work. Jacobson’s poems are beautifully written, and the collection is tightly structured: divided into five parts, the collection explores the themes of childhood and motherhood, faith and loss of faith, and activism and awareness.' (Introduction)

The Power of Words: Henry Briffa Reviews ‘Unspeakable’ by Petr Malapanis, Henry Briffa , single work review
— Review of Unspeakable Petr Malapanis , 2019 selected work poetry ;

'Malapanis has been writing for 20 years and her first solo collection does not disappoint, unless you were hoping it might be nominated for the Anne Elder award . Unfortunately, it does not have the required minimum 20-page length. But the art of a good work, is its quality, its tightness and thematic unity. This book has all that. It leaves me wanting to read more of Malapanis. The twelve poems that form this collection are all rich.' (Introduction)

Words, Perception, Memory and Poetry : John Jenkins Reviews ‘Ashbery Mode’ Edited by Michael Farrell, John Jenkins , single work review
— Review of Ashbery Mode 2019 anthology poetry ;

'Ashbery Mode is an anthology of poems by 67 of some of the brightest and most innovative contemporary poets from all around Australia; and also contains a 1992 photo portrait of John Ashbery, plus a thumb-nail sketch and several concrete poems. I also have a poem included, but will endeavour to be objective.' (Introduction)

Gatei"At the gate her crying starts", Angela Costi , single work poetry

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