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Issue Details: First known date: 2014... no. 48.1 December 2014 of Cordite Poetry Review est. 1997 Cordite Poetry Review
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* Contents derived from the 2014 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Reclaimed Land : Australian Urbanisation and Poetry, Bonny Cassidy , single work criticism
Australian Ecopoetics Past, Present, Future : What Do the Plants Say?, John Charles Ryan , single work criticism

'Like the country’s arid interior, contemporary Australian ecopoetics is vast and robust. The expressions of Australian ecopoetry are as varied as the antipodean landscape itself, underscoring the intricate connections between language and ecology in this part of the world. The Mediterranean climate of Western Australia’s southwest corner, the Red Centre of Uluru, the tropical rainforests of Queensland, the temperate Tasmanian old-growth forests and the alpine reaches of the Victorian High Country signify this: rather than a contiguous desert or a terra nullius (as some readers both inside and outside of Australia may still believe), the Australian environment is a mosaic of biota, climates, topographies and regions.' (Author's introduction)

Against Colony Collapse Disorder; or, Settler Mess in the Cells of Contemporary Australian Poetry, Ann Vickery , single work criticism
'Colony collapse disorder describes a phenomenon whereby worker bees suddenly and inexplicably disappear from a hive. It has recently been identified as a syndrome following the rapid vanishing of Western honeybee colonies across North America and Europe. Justin Clemens also uses the term to describe an aesthetic collapse, whereby poets can only demonstrate their existence as ‘being caught dead’ given the fragile conditions of poetry and the inevitable, deadly effects of the past. He suggests that poets should be biothanatophiliacs: ‘The attempt to continue to write poetry in the consciousness of the impossibility of its continuation, to conjure new kinds of readers from the segmented and administered world of the present’ (100). This organic metaphor for the social, as well as for the aesthetic, figures the individual as having a singular function (the reader as a kind of ‘worker bee’) that is, nevertheless, integrally networked to other individuals. What I am interested in exploring in this paper is an alternative model of contemporary poetics that focuses on correspondences in otherwise unconnected ‘bees’ and the capacity for transformation in the face of a past that continues to contaminate and render the present ‘toxic.’' (Author's introduction)
Adding a Pinch of Realism, Janet Chimonyo , single work review
— Review of Tasting Salt Stephanie Dowrick , 1997 single work novel ;
Review Short : Gwen Harwood’s The Best 100 Poems of Gwen Harwood, Chris Wallace-Crabbe , single work review
— Review of The Best 100 Poems of Gwen Harwood Gwen Harwood , 2014 selected work poetry ;
Note: Posted 15 January 2015
Images, Affinities and Transformations, Nathanael Pree , single work review
— Review of Brush Joanne Burns , 2014 selected work poetry ;
A Wilderness of Small Things (Mattering), Angela Gardner , single work review
— Review of Vagabondage Beth Spencer , 2014 selected work poetry ;
Note: Posted 10 January 2015
Greg McLaren Reviews Phillip Gijindarraji Hall and Benjamin Dodds, Greg McLaren , single work review
— Review of Sweetened in Coals Phillip Hall , 2014 selected work poetry ; Regulator Benjamin Dodds , 2014 selected work poetry ;
Note: Posted 3 January 2015
Review Short : Zenobia Frost’s Salt and Bone, Alyson Miller , single work review
— Review of Salt and Bone Zenobia Frost , 2014 selected work poetry ;
Note: Posted 30 December 2014
Review Short : Andy Jackson’s The Thin Bridge, Peter Kenneally , single work review
— Review of The Thin Bridge Andy Jackson , 2014 selected work poetry ;
Note: Posted 30 December 2014
Lucy Van Reviews Michelle Leber, Lucy Van , single work review
— Review of The Yellow Emperor : A Mythography in Verse Michelle Leber , 2014 selected work poetry ;
Note: Posted : 22 December 2014
Review Short : Nicholas Walton-Healey’s Land before Lines, A. J. Carruthers , single work review
— Review of Land Before Lines 2014 anthology poetry ;
Review Short : Omar Musa’s Here Come the Dogs, Autumn Royal , single work review
— Review of Here Come the Dogs Omar Musa , 2014 single work novel ;
Note: Posted : 12 December 2014
David McCooey Reviews Jennifer Maiden, David McCooey , single work review
— Review of Drones and Phantoms Jennifer Maiden , 2014 selected work poetry ;
Note: Posted 3 December 2014

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