In 2011 I set up an email-based newsletter project, ‘Poem of the week!’, with a total of 21 poems sent to subscribers during the project’s most active period, between October 2011 and April 2012.
These poems were then compiled in a chapbook entitled Tjugotvå: Twenty-two poems.
I still think it’s a great little book and have my subscribers (around 60 by the time the project wound down) to thank for helping make it possible, through their words of encouragement and our interactions via the newsletter.
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Between Empires is a collection of poems composed in 2002 while travelling through the USA, the UK and Germany, and first published online in 2003.
In 2012, as part of a burst of reissues, I re-edited and compiled the book, splitting it into two parts: Peace Falls (concerned chiefly with the USA) and Forever Wende (preoccupied mainly with Germany).
At the same time, I produced a ‘full’ version of the collection, which for some reason I never published. Until now.
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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 receives 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 the 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. 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.