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Rochford Street Review · 5d ago

“A glowing, truthful collection to read and re-read”: Barbara Boyd-Anderson shares her thoughts on ‘Open & Unfold’ by Cecilia Morris

What a pleasure to travel with Cecilia in this newly released collection, Open & Unfold. Here we share her gift of language, the singing depths of complex thoughts explored, sculpted and sha...
Rochford Street Review · 1w ago

Succinct and poignant with “a clear eye on the future”: Anna Forsyth reviews ‘We the Mapless’ by Ian McBryde

We the Mapless: new and selected poems by Ian McBryde (Bareknuckle Books, 2017) In the long-awaited collection from Melbourne poet, Ian McBryde, We the Mapless we are treated to a retrospect...
Rochford Street Review · 1W ago

“humour, pain, judgement, and celebration”: a selection of poetry from ‘Open & Unfold’ by Cecilia Morris

Don’t Go Home The practice of giving patients the psychedelic drug, LSD, was used in Newhaven Hospital in the 1960s and 1970s At Newhaven hospital Kew, I curl up deep in the bed. A neat litt...
Rochford Street Review · 2W ago

Teasing Threads – on Perth poetry: Jan Napier’s ‘Thylacine’

Chris Palazzolo looks at Thylacine, poems by Jan Napier, Regime Books 2015 The construction boom in West Australia’s mining industry a few years ago resulted in a lot of new money sloshing a...
Rochford Street Review · 2W ago

“sparse versification and delicately restrained language”: Stephanie Dunk reviews ‘Painting Red Orchids’ by Eileen Chong

Painting Red Orchids by Eileen Chong, (Pitt Street Poetry, 2016). Eileen Chong’s third collection of poetry, Painting Red Orchids, contains fifty poems. The sparse versification and delicate...
Rochford Street Review · 1M ago

Teasing Threads – on Perth poetry

Chris Palazzolo challenges WA poets to deal fairly with their city. During a brush with fame a couple of years ago when my first book was published, I was asked in an interview whether poetr...
Rochford Street Review · 1M ago

Danny Gardner and Maureen Ten co-launch Belgrove Press’s first title for 2017: Willem Tibben’s ‘suburban veneer’, address by Maureen Ten

Danny Gardner and Maureen Ten launched Willem Tibben’s suburban veneer at the NSW Writers’ Centre on 22 April 2017 We are prompted to ask what lies beneath the veneer. In the first segment ‘...
Rochford Street Review · 1M ago

Danny Gardner and Maureen Ten co-launch Belgrove Press’s first title for 2017: Willem Tibben’s ‘suburban veneer’, address by Danny Gardner

Danny Gardner and Maureen Ten launched Willem Tibben’s suburban veneer at the NSW Writers’ Centre on 22 April 2017 I first became aware of Bill Tibben as a man who seemed to have an inside t...
Rochford Street Review · 1M ago

Featured Writer Willem Tibben: Biographical Note

Willem (Bill) Tibben came from Holland to Camden in 1954 where he grew up on dairy farms. He worked in the NSW Public Service for 43 years and retired in 2007. His first published poems were...
Rochford Street Review · 1M ago

Featured Writer Willem Tibben: poems from ‘suburban veneer’

lake cockrone (for pam) in the stillness before sunrise kookaburras reclaim their selection black swans show off   arching moorhens   their tail-feather vulnerability i am in this new day   ...