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Issue Details: First known date: 2021... no. 101 1 May 2021 of Cordite Poetry Review est. 1997 Cordite Poetry Review
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'A callout for a poetry of consciousness ‘that enacts and is responsible for what it considers’, that has been written with an awareness of ‘crises, brinks and redress’, was always going to bring some powerful and confronting work. We also hoped for poetry with contiguous capacity for social justice, community awareness and social and emotional wellbeing, and we feel that we have been able to select and collate such poems here. There are many different causes, convictions and concerns addressed in these poems, but the act of showing concern and suggesting a wish for positive change – for asserting a sense of justice and seeking that justice – is inherent in different ways in most if not all of the poems in this issue.' (John Kinsella and Jeanine Leane, Editorial introduction)


  • Only literary material within AustLit's scope individually indexed. Other material in this issue includes: 

    Exoskeletonism: Writing Poetry about the Films of Akira Kurosawa by Carmen Leigh Keates  

    ‘To the edges of language’: Souradeep Roy in Conversation with Mani Rao by Souradeep Roy and Mani Rao 

    It’s Here All The Beauty I Told You About by Shane Rhodes 

    Song of the Andoumboulou: 304 By Nathaniel Mackey

    Leaf of Fall Back and Rise By Kwame Dawes

    Tripod By Diane Glancy

    Trees of Seed By Peter Larkin

    Buenos Aires By James Byrne

    Te Whitianga a Kupe By Robert Sullivan

    Notes from the Corridor By Bhanu Kapil

    Joshua By Allison Hedge Coke

    Things by Joel M Toledo

    On a Normal Day By Arielle Abrigo

    Cases By Johanna Carissa Fernandez

    Newspeak By Regine Cabato

    Party Girls Aren’t Supposed to Hurt By Ria Masae


* Contents derived from the 2021 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Weaving Blankets of Story and Hearts of Gold : An Archival-poetics Praxis, Natalie Harkin , single work essay

'My dad was diagnosed with lung cancer on his fifty-ninth birthday and after a fierce battle with his body and mind, he died two years later. In the face of all odds, he maintained optimism and hope. He could never accept the inevitable, and in the words of Dylan Thomas, he did indeed rage against the dying of the light. His courage, dignity and will shone bright until the very end.' (Introduction)

Coupe Portraits : Walking the Damaged Forests of East Gippsland (Gunaikurnai Country), Louise Crisp , Lisa Roberts , sequence poetry

'A coupe is a specific area of forest identified for logging operations under VicForests’ Timber Release Plans. Despite the ecological catastrophe of the 2019-20 Summer bushfires which burnt through 1.25 million hectares of forest in East Gippsland VicForests has not revised its logging plans, in fact two additional Timber Release Plans were approved by the Board of the state-owned company in July and December 2020. More than 550 coupes and 20,000 hectares of forest including key unburnt refuges are scheduled for logging in East Gippsland.

'The Coupe Portraits series was created by Louise Crisp and Lisa Roberts as part of Stony Creek Collective a collaborative multi-artform research project undertaken in the foothill forests of East Gippsland during 2020-21. The project was supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.' (Introduction)

Giant Rain Mothi"A red eye floats down through humidity and stems of stringybarks:", Louise Crisp , Lisa Roberts (illustrator), single work poetry
Masked Owli"A narrow funnel of old forest to hunt in leads up the gully to Stony Creek Rd", Louise Crisp , Lisa Roberts (interviewer), single work poetry
Mt Alfred – Nuggur-yowatiei"Coupe city my friend says – there’s not much forest left standing", Louise Crisp , Lisa Roberts (illustrator), single work poetry
Mellick Munjiei"Old growth and cool temperate rainforest spit the seeds: orange from banyalla fruit", Louise Crisp , Lisa Roberts (illustrator), single work poetry
Mt Dowi"Epicormic growth blossoms from messmate and manna up Engineers Rd", Louise Crisp , Lisa Roberts (illustrator), single work poetry
Mt Dow Loggers Campi"Tambo Bay a neck of land in distant pale water", Louise Crisp , Lisa Roberts (illustrator), single work poetry
Tigeri"Swayed by a dozen yellow-bellied gliders each leaf of the old forest hears the sound a word a", Louise Crisp , Lisa Roberts (illustrator), single work poetry
Burnetts Ridgei"Densely: the young trees in the silvertop plantations: exhausted by their lack of speech", Louise Crisp , Lisa Roberts (illustrator), single work poetry
Fiddlers Creeki"black cockatoos talking to their young", Louise Crisp , Lisa Roberts (illustrator), single work poetry
Stalactitesi"Waiting for the birds:", Louise Crisp , Lisa Roberts (illustrator), single work poetry
Bulls Roar : Preventing the Futurei"The new face of the forest turns west defying the sun along two kilometres", Louise Crisp , Lisa Roberts (illustrator), single work poetry
Alpine Tree Frog (Littoria Verreauxii Alpina)i"Whistling frog of the bogs and fens you chased 300 Hereford cattle off Shepherds Plain", Louise Crisp , Lisa Roberts (illustrator), single work poetry
Toorlooi"In limestone country – vortex of topography: blind, furless, unborn, a swamp wallaby joey", Louise Crisp , Lisa Roberts (illustrator), single work poetry
Hexazinonei"Police tape flickers in the sun undulations of dead cotton weed three kangaroos follow a", Louise Crisp , Lisa Roberts (illustrator), single work poetry
These Old Bones of Minei"at first", Peter Minter , single work poetry
Nookert-ngoornd-barniny / Sleepwalkingi"djenbiri dooka-k koorliny", Cass Lynch , single work poetry
The Hooki"The Colony won’t let me breathe", Claire G. Coleman , single work poetry
Readers Digest Great World Atlas 1961 (1962)i"Between the time of its publication and fourth revise they exploded", Lisa Gorton , single work poetry

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