Cordite Poetry Review (2001–12)

Words are bullets; poetry is code.

Cordite Poetry Review was established in 1997, and is Australia’s premier Internet poetry journal, having garnered a reputation for publishing experimental and innovative works by both established and emerging Australian poets.

Cordite initially received funding from the Australia Council for the Arts, the federal government’s peak arts funding body, and boasts a large and varied readership.

I was Managing Editor of Cordite Poetry Review between 2001 and 2012. During that time, I produced 30 full issues of the magazine, plus 10 mini-issues, in an online format.

Cordite was founded by Adrian Wiggins and Peter Minter in 1997. It began as a broadsheet, with six full issues of the journal published in print.

My appointment as Managing Editor coincided with a decision to switch to an online format. The first online issues featured hand-coded HTML pages.

Later iterations made use of Movable Type and, briefly, Blogger. Since 2005, Cordite has been produced using WordPress.

In 2012 I stepped down from the Managing Editor position, handing over the reins to Kent MacCarter.

Cordite Poetry Review is indexed and archived by the National Library of Australia’s Pandora Project.

Below is a list of links to issues I produced as Managing Editor.