Writing, Thinking, Making

Axon: Creative Explorations, Vol 4, No 1, July 2014

This issue of Axon explores many aspects and facets of poetry—how poetry constitutes knowledge; how it is made; how poets think about their work; and how poetry may be understood as research. There are reflections on poetry as voice; the efficacy of learning by rote; ways of conceiving a prose poetry sequence; the relationship of song lyrics to poetry and memory; poetry and the digital revolution; poetry and time; poetry and philosophy; poetry and grief; visual poetry; René Daumal, para-surrealism and pataphysics; the relationship between creativity and poetry; poetry and heteronyms; poetry and place; the intersection of poetry and biography; and notes towards a poetics. There are interviews with Katharine Coles, Liz Lochhead and Nigel McLoughlin. Individual poems are by Tracy Ryan, Marcella Polain, Peter Rose, Maria Takolander, Will Eaves, Bronwyn Evans, Corey Wakeling, Russell Erwin, Kevin Gillam, Melinda Smith and Joyce Parkes.

Consultant Editor for this issue: Dr Lucy Dougan