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Issue Details: First known date: 2020... no. 30 November 2020 of Rochford Street Review est. 2011 Rochford Street Review
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Notes

  • Only literary material by Australian authors individually indexed. Other material in this issue includes:

    Kevin Higgins: 3 Poems

Contents

* Contents derived from the 2020 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Dog Dazei"as cool as marrowbone jelly | as hot as chocolate wax", Ian Gibbins , single work poetry (p. https://rochfordstreetreview.com/2020/12/30/dog-daze-a-video-poem-by-ian-gibbins/)
Note: Video poem
About Juno Gemes, Sasha Grishin , single work column

'Juno Gemes is a renowned photographer/writer and she has been a Co-Director of Paper Bark Press with Robert Adamson. She is currently working on a major publication  Something Personal: Chronicles  from The Movement 1975-2021 to be published in 2021.' (Introduction)

Notebook Revelations : Juno Gemes’ Portrait of James Baldwin, Juno Gemes , single work essay
Juno Gemes : The Movement for Civil Rights in Australia, 1971 to 2010, Juno Gemes , single work essay

'Those of us who in childhood experience ourselves as outsiders discover a fascinating upside to this experience in discovering the freedom that position confirms: of seeing things differently.' (Introduction)

The Idea Of A Chosen Plenitude – ‘Poems Far And Wide’ by John Jenkins, Devika Brendon , single work review
— Review of Poems Far and Wide John Jenkins , 2019 selected work poetry ;

'This collection of poems by John Jenkins is broad, and deep and filled with feeling and wit. Expansive in vision of the human predicament, and various in form. There is evidence of travel and international lived experience; insight into global figures.' (Introduction)

Critiquing Our Ableist Society : Heather Taylor-Johnson Reviews ‘Show Me Where It Hurts’ by Kylie Maslen, Heather Taylor Johnson , single work review
— Review of Show Me Where It Hurts : Living With Invisible Illness Kylie Maslen , 2020 single work autobiography ;

'Statistically, half of your friends live with some kind of chronic condition, so when we look to art and pop-culture, why aren’t anomalous bodies depicted in their everydayness? Why aren’t there more common sense discussions about the ableist society in which we live? Show Me Where It Hurts: Living with Invisible Illness is a tactile reaction to these questions.' (Introduction)

Meaning Can Catch on Anything : John Bartlett Reviews Graeme Miles ‘Infernal Topographies’, John A. Bartlett , single work review
— Review of Infernal Topographies Graeme Miles , 2020 selected work poetry ;

'In approaching a new collection of poetry, a reviewer hopes that a series of themes or poetic preoccupations will quickly emerge to give the necessary “hooks” for said reviewer to arrange some neat conclusions. With Infernal Topographies this task is not quite so simple or straightforward. In this third collection by Miles, clear themes and resolutions are not so apparent and often meanings are left dangling.' (Introduction)

Feeling for Time in Antigone Kefala’s ‘Fragments, Efi Hatzimanolis , single work review
— Review of Fragments Antigone Kefala , 2016 selected work poetry ;

'Antigone Kefala’s work spans decades; it is some of the most spare and eloquent writing about what it means to be a woman writer traversing the cultural institutions of writing and publishing in this country. This essay focuses on Fragments, her long awaited and much anticipated collection of poetry, almost twenty years in the writing, and published in 2016. As its title suggests, Fragments is replete with poems that address the fragmentation of human life, her own and others, across various physical and psychic landscapes that are themselves in the process of erosion. In representing the immediacy and specificity of everyday encounters, the poems succeed in metaphorically subjecting time – in the sense of the time of reading the poetry together with our aesthetic appreciation of its formal techniques – to both its suspension, and its decay.' (Introduction)

Norman, Oklahoma—An Early Evening in 1964i"A rich red sauce waits in a stainless bowl", Benjamin Dodds , single work poetry
Good Grief, Charlie Browni"Where shrieks of bedlam", Benjamin Dodds , single work poetry
This Woman’s Worki"In exchange", Benjamin Dodds , single work poetry
Canticle for the Bicentennial Deadi"They are talking, in their cedar benched rooms", Robert Adamson , single work poetry
Air Freighti"someone sends me air…. it’s from America", Kerri Shying , single work poetry
The Fairy Bread of Daytimei"time drops", Kerri Shying , single work poetry
The Boabsi"I can’t sleep here, in this curve", Judith Nangala Crispin , single work poetry
Elegy for a Thylacine in the National Museumi"All the others are gone, erased–", Judith Nangala Crispin , single work poetry
An Expansive Kind of Calm : Nathan Curnow Launches ‘In This Part of the World’ by Kevin Brophy, Nathan Curnow , single work review essay

'It’s my honour to say a few words about Kevin’s In This Part of the World, which could be the very best part of the world to be in right now. So if you’re desperate to get out and about, I suggest you get into this book. It’s a world filled with parrots, finches, kingfishers, flamingos, and butcher birds with ‘ganged up shoulders that unshrug to wings’. There are possums, moths, trees of surrender, and two brown horses who are ‘hay dreaming souls clipping up the drive’.' (Introduction)

Compelling & Vibrant, Honest & Deeply Ethical : Stuart Barnes Launches ‘Airplane Baby Banana Blanket’ by Benjamin Dodds, Stuart Barnes , single work review essay
— Review of Airplane Baby Banana Blanket Benjamin Dodds , 2020 selected work poetry ;
A Conversation We Need to Have : Amanda Anastasi Launches ‘Messages from the Embers’, Amanda Anastasi , single work review
— Review of Messages from the Embers : From Devastation to Hope, Australian Bushfire Anthology 2020 anthology poetry ;
'Thank-you for asking me to say a few words as part of this launch, Julia, Denise and the Messages from the Embers team. When asked to read an anthology of bushfire poems – 140, approximately – in order to write the Foreword for this book, I was honoured but also knew I had quite the task to capture the spirit and scope of this anthology in few words.' (Introduction)
Anything But ‘Prosaic’: John Jenkins Reviews ‘Anthology of Australian Prose Poetry’ Edited by Cassandra Atherton and Paul Hetherington, John Jenkins , single work review
— Review of The Anthology of Australian Prose Poetry 2020 anthology poetry ;

'Considerable work has gone into this wide-ranging anthology, which the editors describe as ” a representative and compelling selection … written by Australians since the 1970s… (and including) a generous selection of twenty-first-century prose poems.”' (Introduction)

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