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Issue Details: First known date: 2020... no. 29 September 2020 of Rochford Street Review est. 2011 Rochford Street Review
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Notes

  • Featured artist in this issue is Jessica Tobin.

    Other works not individually indexed include : ‘Synonymous with Strength’ – A video poem by Stephen James Smith & Elma Orkestra

    Susan Millar DuMars: Six Poems

Contents

* Contents derived from the 2020 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Reaching inside You : Ali Whitelock Reviews ‘Case Notes’ by David Stavanger, Ali Whitelock , single work review
— Review of Case Notes David Stavanger , 2020 selected work poetry ;

'It has to be said, I’ve never reviewed a poetry collection before. So I’m doing this as I see fit and not according to how a review is meant to be done. I don’t offer myself up as an expert, but as a reader who has been unimaginably moved by this work. Every poem took my breath away. If I could cite every poem from this collection in this ‘review’, I would.' (Introduction)

One Hundred and Eighty Degree Turns : John Bartlett Reviews ‘Family Trees’ by Michael Farrell, John A. Bartlett , single work review
— Review of Family Trees Michael Farrell , 2020 selected work poetry ;

'It was with trepidation and some excitement that I approached a reading of Family Trees, the most recent collection of poetry by Australian poet Michael Farrell, regarded as one of our leading contemporary experimental poets.' (Introduction)

Passion and Elegance : John Foulcher Reviews ‘Mosaics from the Map’ & ‘Under This Saffron Sun / Safran Gunesin Alinda’, John Foulcher , single work review
— Review of Mosaics from the Map Robyn Rowland , 2018 selected work poetry ;

'There’s no one quite like Robyn Rowland in Australian poetry. For a start, she rarely seems to be here, in Australia. For years, Rowland has threaded a life between Ireland and Australia, the country of her heritage and her birth country. Her poetry has always been marked by the tension inherent in this dual sense of identity, but these two books take it further, adding a passionate engagement with Turkey to the mix. Australia makes cameo appearances in these books, but it’s never the focus. As she says, adopting the voice of her great grandmother: ‘. . . I’m restless./I want to keep moving. Maybe it’s in the blood, roaming.’ (‘Arriving Sydney Annie Harding Lambert, 1889).' (Introduction)

Return to Caeryddi"that miscellany of lost things", Michael Witts , single work poetry
Stopping at Adlestropi"I could (I suppose) have been there", Michael Witts , single work poetry
Alphabet Soupi"staccato conversation on", Michael Witts , single work poetry
‘Listen, Bitch’ : Melinda Smith and Caren Florance Shout It’s Time to Turn the Volume down on Misogynistic Language, Sarah St Vincent Welch , single work review
— Review of Listen, Bitch Melinda Smith , Caren Florance , 2019 selected work poetry ;

'Every day, women face a barrage of insults to our humanity through the ways we are spoken to in private and through public discourse. Through borrowed words Listen, bitch cleverly shows us how this discourse is played out.' (Introduction)

A Connection to the Landscape: Richard James Allen Launches ‘Sandpaper Swimming – Going After Burke & Wills’ by George Watt, Richard James Allen , single work review
— Review of Sandpaper Swimming – Going After Burke & Wills George Watt , 2019 selected work poetry ;
‘DODO’ Magazine : A History, Michael Witts , single work essay

'Dodo was a small litereary magazine that was published out of Sydney from 1976 to 1979. Michael Witts, who was one of the editors, looks back at the history of the journal.' (Introduction)

The Marrow of Individual Experience and Disrupted Heritage : Malcolm St Hill Reviews ‘sing Out When You Want Me’ by Kerri Shying, Malcolm St Hill , single work review
— Review of Sing Out When You Want Me Kerri Shying , Karen Kun (translator), 2017 selected work poetry ;

'Kerri Shying is an Australian poet of Chinese and Wiradjuri heritage whose first collection, sing out when you want me, is one of the bilingual editions in the Pocket Poets Series by Flying Island Books. While physically small (it can literally fit in your pocket), the collection runs to 101 pages with 30 poems and matching Chinese translations by Karen Kun. These poems reflect the lived experience and as Shying said in an interview with Writing NSW, “it completely came out of my experience as a mixed-race woman and an insider/outsider in all kinds of ways.” The collection plays this out in city, rural and suburban settings and speaks powerfully of both private and public hurts.' (Introduction)

From Whence We Derive Our Strength : Devika Brendon Reviews ‘Mountain Secrets’ — Edited by Joan Fenney, Devika Brendon , single work review
— Review of Mountain Secrets 2019 anthology poetry ;
'I attended the launch of this beautiful anthology of poetry late last year. It was a warm day in early summer. The cicadas had started to hum, and the air was like molasses. A few weeks later, terrible bush fires raged through the region, devastating the landscape. People were advised to evacuate their homes. And a few weeks after that, a scourge of another kind — the terrible Coronavirus Covid19' (Introduction)
 
Vale Ron Okely, single work obituary
Making Lacei"I see her as I see me, sitting on chairs before the impact of our craft,", Angela Costi , single work poetry
Note: Video poem.
Not a Sonnet about Golfingi"Nothing is missing. The outside won’t match no matter who you are.", Heather Taylor Johnson , single work poetry
Toward Pak Oui"Trust in the current of this slow brown river to carry you through the day.", Heather Taylor Johnson , single work poetry
On Puget Soundi"For now, water", Heather Taylor Johnson , single work poetry
The Magical and Surreal : Colin Dardis Reviews ‘(Un)belonging’ by Nathanael O’Reilly, Colin Dardis , single work review
— Review of (Un)belonging Nathanael O'Reilly , 2020 selected work poetry ;

'Who better to explore the notion of ‘home’ than a wanderer? Nathanael O’Reilly has travelled on five continents; he’s originally from Victoria, now settled in Texas, and in-between spent time in England, Ireland, Germany and the Ukraine. (Un)belonging is his sixth collection, and followers of his work might be familiar with particular themes of interest for O’Reilly, even based on the book titles alone: Preparations for Departure, Distance, and Symptoms of Homesickness. All puns intended, he is on familiar territory writing about unfamiliar territory.' (Introduction)

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