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Issue Details: First known date: 2016... vol. 6 no. 1 2016 of Australian Poetry Journal est. 2011 Australian Poetry Journal
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  • Contents indexed selectively.
  • Includes poetry by :

    Auckland poet, Peter Bland

    New Zealand poet, Riemke Ensing


* Contents derived from the 2016 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Alone Againi"Walking alone, my toes sinking into the wet sand", Andy Kissane , single work poetry (p. 11)
A Gander at Gender and Age, Carol Jenkins , single work criticism
Carol Jenkins documents and analyses contemporary Australian poetry anthologies.
(p. 12-20)
First Blood Part Twoi"Meanwhile Rambo is sad", single work poetry (p. 21)
The Conversion of Sheepi"When St Fillian first came upon the sheep", Hugh McMillan , single work poetry (p. 22)
Old Hauntsi"Cycloptic red-eye of a mosquito coil / burning into", Samuel Wagan Watson , single work poetry (p. 23)
Cadencei"Something dropped into the water.", Katherine Westfold , single work poetry (p. 24)
Fonduei"The ocean of molten cheese you've prepared", J. Richard Wrigley , single work poetry (p. 25)
They Sayi"Two weeks before Christmas they say", Heather Taylor Johnson , single work poetry (p. 26-27)
3:00 a.m.i"3:00 a.m.", Jonathan Hadwen , single work poetry (p. 28)
Weary's Birdsi"He names them and their attributes: silent little drongos, multitudinous", Virginia Jealous , single work poetry (p. 29)
Liliesi"Yesterday you died and I bought lilies for you.", Elizabeth Brooking , single work poetry (p. 30-31)
The First Boat Back Autumn 1947i"First boat back after the war", Nicola Bowery , single work poetry (p. 32)
The Reckoningi"When a quire of paper was twenty-four sheets,", Gillian Telford , single work poetry (p. 33)
John Keats Goes to Bonnie Scotlandi"A pedestrian tour as far as John o'Grots.", Chris Wallace-Crabbe , single work poetry (p. 34-35)
A Women's Place Is in the Workshop : On Community and Poetry, Tegan Schetrumpf , single work criticism
'The idea of 'workshopping a poem' can be contentious among practicing poets. The trade and craft implications of the term can be a put-off, as though all unique imperfections of the poem will be sanded back on some production line. Donald Hall surely thought so; as early as the 1980s, the critic scathingly referred to the 'McPoems' made in creative writing workshops, and something of that greasy reputation has persisted ever since. While the biggest arguments against the collaborative writing and editing processes that take place within workshops are that they foster conventionality, timidity, and a loss of individuality, at least some of the concern is about the idea of property ownership - who owns a workshopped poem? What percentage did my colleagues' edit contribute? This process of writing unsettles older, Romantic notions about originality, inspiration and the 'lone artistic genius'. To be frank, it's not good for our creative egos.' (Introduction 37)
(p. 36-42)
End of Landi"It seems impossible that there is any more land to the north of where I stand.", Patrick O'Neill , single work poetry (p. 43)
Ode to Ambergrisi"Fresh ambergris, old ambergris, any sort will do:", Judith Beveridge , single work poetry (p. 44)
Humphrey Bogart's Great Sacrificei"Catching a long-haul flight one night from Mascot I heard", Kevin Ireland , single work poetry (p. 45)
Kvetchi"They've lumbered me with this woman I have to", single work poetry (p. 48)
The Wooden Gatei"That week, we went to a kabuki", Brendan Doyle , single work poetry (p. 49)

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