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Alternative title: Peach
Issue Details: First known date: 2019... no. 93 1 November 2019 of Cordite est. 1997 Cordite Poetry Review
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'On 23 April 1979, Blair Peach, a teacher from New Zealand, was killed by a blow to the head delivered by an officer of the Metropolitan Police Force Special Patrol Group (SPG). He had been demonstrating against a meeting to be held by the Nazi National Front (NF) in Southall, West London.

'Peach did not set out to be a martyr. He did not set out to die. His acting in solidarity with the community under attack that day was probably, had it not been for his death, as unremarkable as his less recollected actions, such as spending nights on the cold, wet street corners of Brick Lane to prevent the NF from holding paper sales. Yet the tragedy of his death, compounded by the ensuing miscarriage of justice, has been remembered as a galvanising moment of anti-racism in the UK, and has inspired a number of poetic works, including Linton Kwesi Johnson’s ‘Reggae fi Peach’, Bhanu Kapil’s Ban en banlieue, and Chris Searle’s edited collection One for Blair. In the early 1980s a Southall primary school was named after Peach. A touching tribute. Naming is touching. To name is to touch.' ( Lucy Van, Ling Toong and George Mouratidis, Editorial introduction)


  • Only literary material within AustLit's scope  individually indexed. Other material in this issue includes:

    Homecoming | Beside | Eclipse: poems from Diana Khoi Nguyen  

    6 Dimitris Troaditis Translations by George Mouratidis
    5 Self-translations by Albena Todorova
    6 Nora Iuga Translations by Diana Manole and Adam Sorkin

    ‘To map the language I write in’: Jo Langdon Interviews Albena Todorova

    If/Shall By M. NourbeSe Philip

    CURB 2 By Divya Victor

    Kōrerorero / the say-so By Maraea Rakuraku 

    Fitting By Anne Carly Abad

    A Wound Has No Direction By Kevin Dyer

    Floating point By Chris Holdaway Seeing Eyes By Nii Ayikwei Parkes

    Seeing Eyes By Nii Ayikwei Parkes

    Waiting for the Militants By Kynpham Sing Nongkynrih

    City of Bones By Ajibola Tolase

    One Last Gin And Tonic At La Hacienda By Alessio Zanelli

    Antonio Gramsci By Rebecca Ruth Gould

    A Study of Cowardice By Alfonso Manalastas

    What I remember most of all By Nick Visconti

    No one Doesn’t Love You Like I Do By Charlotte Simmonds

    mincemeat By R C deWinter

    Wake, [Anon] By Sophia Terazawa

    Revolution or Catastrophe By Stephen Collis

    you have built By Mingji Liu

    Oral History of a Joke By Samuel Lee

    lamentations with the list of the abiku stillborn’s demands By O-Jeremiah Agbaakin

    In the Field Someone Labels Bodies Discovered By Thomas Leonard Shaw

    Sweetness By Corin Arenas

    The Poet and the Pig By Hedgie Choi and Moon Bo Young

    Memories of a Revolution By Jennifer Mackenzie

    Spherical Aberration, One By Jason Han Chong Wee


* Contents derived from the 2019 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Australian Marginalia : Encounters with Australia in Raymond Roussel, John Ashbery and Georges Perec, Brendan Casey , single work criticism

'The ‘Raymond’ who sends his tender thoughts is Raymond Roussel, the French poet, playwright and novelist. And ‘little Charlotte’ is Charlotte Dufrène, Roussel’s housekeeper and closest friend (after his mother, Mme. Marguerite Roussel, who had died some years before the postcard was penned). Based on the colour photograph, ‘showing a street of an extremely modern town, with fine buildings and a tramline’, Roussel’s biographer François Caradec has imagined that his hotel room overlooked Collins Street, its northern windows faced away from Melbourne’s city centre (Caradec 175). Yet this is a double fabrication, not only because little was known about the poet’s visit to Australia in 1920 – where he went, where he stayed, what he saw – but also because the postcard itself exists only in reproduction, described and transcribed by the writer and ethnographer Michel Leiris, with Dufrène’s permission, in an essay titled ‘Le Voyageur et son Ombre’ (‘The Wanderer and His Shadow’) published in 1935, two years after Roussel’s death.' (Introduction)

Phantasmagorically Noh : The Blindness and Rage of Brian Castro Deconstructed, Javant Biarujia , single work criticism

'The blindness presented here is metaphorical, if not phantasmagorical, for Castro calls his verse novel a ‘Phantasmagoria […] in thirty-four cantos’. For me, actual blindness in Paris is a curse. That said, the beauty of Paris belies the misery and grief of war, colonialism and slavery.' (Introduction)

Mosaically Speaking : Pieces of Lionel Fogarty’s Poetics, Tyne Daile Sumner , single work criticism
System as Sociopath : Poetics, Politics and Nursing in a Letter from the States, Cassie Lewis , single work prose

'Christmas Eve on the unit. The nurses’ station is in the middle of a long corridor, consisting of a low counter about ten feet long. A couple of psychiatric nurses are seated at laptops on wheeled stands, looking through medication orders, writing notes. A psych tech does rounds, checking each of the 22 single rooms every 15 minutes with a flashlight to the ground and signing their initials on a sheet to indicate that the patient is in their room and either awake or asleep. Many are awake.' (Introduction)

Poutchensingi"Uppi break our tongues Uppi find holes in our ears sink as you tell us to kneel", Sumudu Samarawickrama 8144124 8144124JHTKKCIFZU , single work poetry
November Raini"Rabbits line the railway crouching", Sumudu Samarawickrama 8144124 8144124JHTKKCIFZU , single work poetry
Eat Pray Livei"I pretend to be a man so I take all the rice", Sumudu Samarawickrama 8144124 8144124JHTKKCIFZU , single work poetry
Abandon Reasoni"Cut a bitch.", Sumudu Samarawickrama 8144124 8144124JHTKKCIFZU , single work poetry
Perhapsi"My coming from his", Sumudu Samarawickrama 8144124 8144124JHTKKCIFZU , single work poetry
January Monday 19th 2009 (Filmed in Interior Scenes)i"White stilettos walk into Miami", Sumudu Samarawickrama 8144124 8144124JHTKKCIFZU , single work poetry
Baby Teethi"They fell into a ditch", Sumudu Samarawickrama 8144124 8144124JHTKKCIFZU , single work poetry
‘Beware! This Is Not a Real Biography!’ : Ali Alizadeh Interviews Jessica L Wilkinson, Ali Alizadeh (interviewer), single work interview
A Response to Linton Kwesi Johnson’s Calli"Ev’ry", Sista Zai Zanda , George Kanjere , ThirdZai , single work poetry
On Blood and Handprintsi"We talk about blood –", Sharifa Tartoussi , single work poetry
Shanker Hotel, New Delhi, 1991i"It’s not always the same man knocking", Angela Costi , single work poetry
For Cops Who Stalk Children on Houso Estatesi"dear mister cop,", Mykaela Saunders , single work poetry
Awaiting the Death Sentence, Alone in the Pavilion of Lost Swans, the Emperor Plays Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minori"Extending from sleeves of pure gold", Peter Boyle , single work poetry
Letter to Blair from Homei"Brother, when the raven came for me", Gavin Yuan Gao , single work poetry
Sweet New-season Dudsi"writs in warrants out. same again. you understand our position by moving your finger in", Jen Crawford , single work poetry
Those Days in the Dirti"The sound of a power saw soothes me", Tom Lewin , single work poetry

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