Guled Abdulwasi | from’Form Work’

AFRO AUSTRALIAN Editorial: Saaro Umar

Artwork: Four Works by Guled Abdulwasi

And 18 new poems selected by Saaro Umar:
Blood Fuel
by Ahmed Yussuf
ashes
by Ana Maria Gomides
3 Sisters
by Idil Ali
(un) learning
by Amal Ibrahim
Circles
by Afeif Ismail
Ghosts
by Piriye (Piri) Altraide
Fall
by Fatma Hussein
Chalk to Charcoal
by Bigoa Chuol
go ahead, call it magic
by Soreti Kadir
Life Poem
by Magan Magan
The Physics of Self
by Rafeif Ismail
Bloody QnA
by Sista Zai Zanda
Garden of Grace
by Kyah Parrott
To the still
by Wani Lefrere
The Platonic Split
by Lemis Yousif
???
by Manal Younus
 
 

CORDITE POETRY REVIEW
ISSUE 90: AFRO AUSTRALIAN

Released: 1 April 2019


ESSAYS

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Monday, April 1st, 2019

I can’t think I am living large if the home we live in is a mess while my own room is spotless. I want a beautiful mansion for all of us. Yes, I realise this is not a seamless nor an especially artful allegory.

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REVIEWS

Aidan Coleman Reviews New and Selected Poems of Anna Wickham

Monday, April 8th, 2019

Devotees of Australian literature are unlikely to possess more than a half-dozen single volumes by poets born before Federation, and their reading of such poets is generally limited to anthologies. The problem, I’d suggest, is one of availability more than desire.

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INTERVIEWS

‘The Rally Is Calling’: Dashiell Moore Interviews Lionel Fogarty

Friday, February 1st, 2019

The poetry of Yoogum and Kudjela man, Lionel Fogarty, may be hard to follow, often distorting colloquial phrases or standardised grammar to retool the colonising English language into a form of resistance.

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SCHOLARLY


Why Reading Sharon Olds Makes You a Better Person

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

Yet, as literary theory in the intervening decades has shown, no individual can speak for the collective per se, bound as they are by the confines of their culture, gender, race, class, as well as the inherently constructed nature of that self that defines lyric poetry (which, as Maria Takolander has recently argued, is in turn bound by the technology that writes it).

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GUNCOTTON BLOG

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Monday, February 11th, 2019

I’m looking for work ‘with head, heart and guts,’ as Bei Dao says.

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