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Rochford Street Review · 1M ago

Featured Artist Lisa Sharp: Biographical Note and Artist Statement

Lisa Sharp is a Malaysian-born Australian artist, writer, curator and co-gallery manager. Currently based in Sydney, her painting practice sets out to explore ‘painting’ as action, object an...
Rochford Street Review · 1M ago

ISSUE 24. Double Issue October 2017 – March 2018

  Featured Featured Artist: Anna Couani Featured Artist Anna Couani: Biographical Note Featured Writers: PART 1: The Rovers Les Wicks: Biographical Note A taste of the international poetry f...
Rochford Street Review · 1M ago

“An art work has to be approached—there are the footsteps”: Judith Rodriguez launched ‘Footsteps’ by Greg Rochlin at Collected Works Bookshop

Judith Rodriguez launches Footsteps by Greg Rochlin (Littlefox Press, 2016), 2.00pm, 22 October 2016 at Collected Works Bookshop How long have I known Greg Rochlin? I don’t know. There are f...
Rochford Street Review · 1M ago

Featured Writer Darby Hudson: ‘WALK’

WALK “To be away from home and yet to feel oneself everywhere at home…” -Charles Baudelaire on the flâneur (The Painter of Modern Life, Le Figaro, 1863) The way you walk is your walk. From a...
Rochford Street Review · 1M ago

Featured Writer Darby Hudson: Biographical Note

  Darby Hudson is a writer and artist from Melbourne, Australia. His poetry has been published in wet concrete, old trees, thin air, Best Australian Poems, Meanjin, and Cordite. His little b...
Rochford Street Review · 1M ago

“Dark Convicts is an enterprising and exemplary work”: Tony Voss reviews ‘Dark Convicts’ by Judy Johnson

Dark Convicts: Ex-slaves on the First Fleet by Judy Johnson (UWA Publishing, 2017). The subtitle of Dark Convicts identifies these men (as it happens they are all male) as ex-slaves on the F...
Rochford Street Review · 1M ago

“Hawthorne has managed to deal with a horrific topic in a beautiful and poetic manner”: Beatriz Copello reviews ‘Dark Matters’ by Susan Hawthorne

Dark Matters: a novel by Susan Hawthorne (Spinifex Press, 2017). Dark Matters: a novel by Susan Hawthorne is a fascinating book which tells the story about women, their lives and their myths...
Rochford Street Review · 1M ago

“Suture Lines reflects Scully’s passion as a poet and scholar”: Malcolm St Hill reviews ‘Suture Lines’ by Paul Scully

There is not a simple label that could be applied to Paul Scully’s second collection, Suture Lines (Guillotine Press, 2016). The title suggests the melding of adjacent and related parts. Thi...
Rochford Street Review · 1M ago

Featured Writer Les Wicks: Four Poems

Emily Takes Off The surgeons wanted to cut them out but she had other ideas, albeit half-formed like those lumps on her shoulder blades. Scans were inconclusive but the medical profession po...
Rochford Street Review · 1M ago

Featured Writer Les Wicks: Biographical Note

  Les Wicks’ 13th book of poetry is Getting By Not Fitting In (Island, 2016). For 40 years, Les has been a figure of substance in the Australian literary community. He has been a guest at mo...