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Read the new issue of Cordite, THE END here.

Featuring: Abdul-rahman Abdullah, Amanda Anastasi, Judy Annear, Ali Gumlliya Baker, Stuart Barnes, Javant Biarujia, Tony Birch, Faye Rosas Blanche, Ken Bolton, Neil Boyack, Rachael Briggs, Pascalle Burton, A J Carruthers, Louise Carter, Stephanie Christie, David Colmer, Jen Crawford, Hazel de Berg, Dan Disney, Linh Dinh, Laurie Duggan, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Quinn Eades, Chris Edwards, Jacob Edwards, Anne Elvey, Michael Farrell, Toby Fitch, Caren Florance, Christopher Funkhouser, Angela Gardner, Ross Gibson, Keri Glastonbury, Phillip Hall, Philip Hammial, Natalie Harkin, Nick Harrison, Stu Hatton, Shona Hawkes, Marty Hiatt, M C Hyland, Fiona Hile, Chris Holdaway, Eddie Hopely, M C Hyland, Berni Janssen, Jill Jones, Jane Joritz-Nakagawa, Kit Kelen, Christopher Konrad, Jeanine Leane, Dorothy Lehane, Cassie Lewis, Kate Lilley, Melissa Lucashenko, Adrian Martin, David McCooey, Kate Middleton, Elizabeth Morton, Stephen Muecke, Michael Nardone, Claire Nashar, Ella O'Keefe, Yu Ouyang, Melody Paloma, Vanessa Page, Charmaine Papertalk-Green, Felicity Plunkett, Vaughan Rapatahana, Aden Rolfe, Mark Roberts, Reihana Robinson, Autumn Royal, Tracy Ryan, Philip Salom, Berndt Sellheim, Carin Smeaton, Maria Takolander, Sonny Rae Tempest, Darren Tofts, Simone Ulalka Tur, Ellen van Neerven, Paul Venzo, Ann Vickery, Divya Victor, Nachoem Wijnberg, Sarah St Vincent Welch, Samuel Wagan Watson, Chloe Wilson, Rob Wilson, Robert Wood, Maged Zaher and Magdalena Zurawski

young pineapple photo by Lauren Young

Mark Young's Otoliths has just published its fortieth issue.
Mark says : 'It's brought to you by the letter E — that gives you a wide range of superlatives to choose from. I'm going for Exceptional. & Early.'

In the issue you'll find Steve Dalachinsky's long sequence as collage; Emma Smith's wonderful paintings; Karl Kempton's remarkable 30-image Rune 12: Dream of the Cross; plus plays, essays, collage, prose poetry, pidgin poetry, other prose, other poetry, photographs, paintings, drawings, animated gifs, as well as some things that cannot be categorized, from a remarkable cast of creators — Susanna Lakner, Philip Byron Oakes, Sheila E. Murphy, Jack Galmitz, Richard Kostelanetz, Bill Wolak, Kyle Hemmings, Jim Meirose, Pete Spence, Marco Giovenale, Jim Leftwich, John Crouse, John M. Bennett, Louise Landes Levi, Sanjeev Sethi, Craig Cotter & Lan Yuan-Hung, Owen Vince, Steve Timm, Raymond Farr, Pat Nolan, Olivier Schopfer, Jared Chipkin, Joel Chace, Diana Magallón, Mark Cunningham, Colin Campbell Robinson, Martin Edmond, Chris Wells, David Adès, Allen Forrest, Christopher Crew, Sarah Katharina Kayß, Melanie Dunbar, Sabine Miller, Kirsten Kaschock, Bobbi Lurie, Willie Smith, Anne-Marie JEANJEAN, Joshua Baird, dan raphael, Susan Laura Sullivan, Scott MacLeod, Thomas M. Cassidy, Dennis Vannatta, Heath Brougher, Lakey Comess, Keith Kumasen Abbott, Laurel L. Perez, Patrick Cahill, Darren C. Demaree, Jesse Glass, Anne Gorrick, Shataw Naseri, Francesca Jurate Sasnaitis, Joe Milford, Shawn Haggerty, Valeria Sangiorgi, J. Crouse, sean burn, Jeff Harrison, Alberto Vitacchio, Vernon Frazer, Mark Russell, Charles Freeland, Karen Greenbaum-Maya, Felino A. Soriano, hiromi suzuki, John Pursch, Carol Stetser, Andrew Taylor, Stephen C. Middleton, PT Davidson, M. J. Iuppa, Erik Blagsvedt, nick nelson, Shloka Shankar, Howie Good, Joe Balaz, Ric Carfagna, Michael Brandonisio, Cherie Hunter Day, Clara B. Jones, Tony Beyer, Carla Bertola, Susan Connolly, Volodymyr Bilyk, Anne M Carson, Stephen Nelson, Bob Heman, Michael David Conduit, Katrinka Moore, Ian Gibbins, Carey Scott Wilkerson, J. D. Nelson, Thomas O'Connell, Joseph Salvatore Aversano, David Jalajel, Lucas Smith, Marilyn Stablein, Seth Howard, Paul Pfleuger, Jr., Marty Hiatt, Deepika Chauhan & Angad Arora, & Tim Wright.

visit this link - Otoliths - to read the issue.

morning walk
in alexandria, sydney

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Reading in progress -

A various field - the chapbook on the top is Jen Crawford's Lichen Loves Stone. It arrived in today's mail - a beautiful small collection of poems from Susan M. Schultz's Tinfish Press in Hawai'i. It deserves a closer view -

Order from Tinfish here

Jen Crawford will have a new collection, Koel,
coming from Cordite Books in 2016.

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SOON soon

Dear music lovers, the curious and the courageous;

In January 2016, we celebrate 15 years of the NOW now.
A 6 night festival over three venues in Sydney.

107 Projects, Redfern
Paddington Uniting Church, Paddington
and Warehouse to be confirmed

We got late news that we had no funding at all, but have decided to go ahead with a festival powered by the energy of the musicians and artists involved. We are still pulling the program together, thus far, musicians from Norway, Switzerland, Japan, Marrickville and Redfern are confirmed :)

Watch this space, but block your diaries.

it's on.

8pm January 18th through to January 23rd
107 Projects
107 Redfern St

Other venues & program coming SOON soon

Shock of The Ordinary
Photographs 1975 – 2015
by Kurt Brereton

Introduction by Munro Jones with commentaries by the author

Collectors Deluxe Edition – only 50 signed and numbered copies.
Published by Jellied Tongue Press

$100 cost price + $20 postage in Australia/$50 International
(200pp 26cm x 26cm 115 colour/68 b/w photos perfect bound)

Taking orders now
contact Kurt Brereton here.

Shoalhaven City Art Centre
December 19
at 12 - 2pm

NOTE The hardcopy edition usually sells out before launch date. 10 copies are held back for sale at launch. Any extra copies will be on sale at Gallery at retail price of $125.