The issue includes A Thylazine Guest Editorial by Elaine Schwager; Sighting by John Kinsella; The Poetry of MML Bliss selected by Coral Hull; The City is the Art that We Have Built by Coral Hull; To be an English-Speaking Chinese? by Ouyang Yu; Twelve Australian Poets At Work selected by Coral Hull; Museum of Silence: Photography by Melita Dahl; The Poet as Fraud: A Composite by Stephen Oliver; Working with Coral Hull on Zoo by John Kinsella; The Poetry of Tony Birch selected by Coral Hull; and Ten Australian Poets Series 3: Brett Dionysius, Chris Mansell, Ouyang Yu, Pam Brown, Subhash Jaireth, Jill Jones, Kim Downs, Jayne Fenton Keane, Trevor Poulton, Colleen Burke.
'Urban Myths: 210 Poems brings the best work to date from a poet considered one of the most original of his generation in Australia, together with a generous selection of new work. Smart, wry and very stylish, John Tranter’s poems investigate the vagaries of perception and the ability of language to converge life, imagination and art so that we arrive, unexpectedly, at the deepest human mysteries.' (Publication summary)
'Poetry. A collection of work by innovative Australian poets whose work shares an interest in "a primary art of transformation in language" (from the introduction). All contributors traveled to the San Francisco Bay Area in April 2016 to participate in a four-day meeting with similarly-committed U.S.-based poets. The title of the event is also that of the anthology, which its editors intend as an extension and prolongation of the April gathering. ACTIVE AESTHETICS brings news across the Pacific and across the equator of Australia's current radical poetry and poetics. As is true of new poetry in the US, much of the work here reflects the complexity and urgency of political thinking within the aesthetic sphere.'
Source: Publisher's blurb.
United States of America (USA)Australia:Tuumba PressGiramondo Publishing,2016