A new poetry press in Australia should always be greeted with joy, and then interrogated with rigour. These six volumes from the recently created book arm of Cordite Poetry Review, the online juggernaut that churns the great substrate of AusPo like a sea cucumber on the ocean floor, represent the biodiversity and recombinant flow of new work in these interesting times.
Lucas Smith reviews 'She Woke & Rose' by Autumn Royal, 'Lake' by Claire Nashar, 'Common Sexual Fantasies, Ruined' by Rachel Briggs, 'Spelter to Pewter' by Javant Biarujia, 'Koel' by Jen Crawford, and 'Broken Teeth' by Tony Birch
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Lucas Smith is a PhD candidate in History at the National Centre for Australian Studies at Monash University. In 2010 he co-edited Farrago. His work has appeared in New Matilda, Eureka Street, The Lifted Brow,and the John Marsden Prize for Young Australian Writers.
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