FIGHT: Round 1

We asked, and you delivered. FIGHT: Round 1 features work by Stephanie Chan, Paula Ethans, Rose Hunter, K.A. Nelson, Katie Pukash, Thabani Tshuma, Les Wicks, and Zoe Alexandria Yapp. Bareknuckle Poet will continue to publish & take submissions for FIGHT. Be sure to check out our submission guidelines and the pledge editorial for more information. more »

Children and Men by Rosalind Moran

Rosalind Moran has written for anthologies, websites, and journals including Meanjin, Overland, The Lifted Brow, and BroadAgenda, among others. She co-founded Cicerone Journal and received a Highly Commended in the 2019 June Shenfield Poetry Award.    ABOUT | CONTRIBUTE | THE LATEST All works published by Bareknuckle Poet ISSN 2204 – 0420 are licensed under more »

Omer Ahmed – Two Poems

Omer Ahmed (Pronouns: He/Him) is an educator, writer, and performer. He explores the intersectionality of identity as well as blackness through divinity, which yields to his writing style. Omer is a National Poetry Slam semi-finalist for Houston’s Write About Now 2018 slam team. He is proud to have placed 5th in the nation with his more »

Ali Whitelock - Poet

BOOK REVIEW ⌘ CRUMPLING UP BUKOWSKI

✑ Reviewed by Dr Brentley Frazer ⇥ @BrentleyFrazer ⌘ This review first published by The Poets’ Republic ⇥ @poets_republic ◎ Photograph Ali Whitelock at the mic by Brendan Bonsack ⇥ @brendanbonsack and my heart crumples like a coke can by Ali Whitelock I wish review copies would arrive sans publisher’s assertions and solicited opinions from names dropped on more »

Frankie Brown, Australian Poet

Short Fictions by Frankie Brown

Frankie Brown is a poet and gothic fiction writer from Brisbane, Australia. They have been published in the Tundish Review, and are currently studying at the University of Queensland. Their chief influences are Mervyn Peake and Virginia Woolf. © Frankie Brown, 2018    ABOUT | CONTRIBUTE | THE LATEST All works published by Bareknuckle Poet more »

Jane Downing - Author

The Women at the Banya by Jane Downing

Jane Downing has been writing for many years with short stories published in journals around Australia and overseas, including in Southerly, Westerly, Overland, The Big Issue, Griffith Review, UTS Anthology, Australian Short Stories, Antipodes (US), Headland (NZ), Kunapipi (Denmark), Paris Transcontinental (France) and Silverfish (Malaysia). In 2016 she was one of two Australians shortlisted, out of nearly 4000 entries from 47 countries, for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize. more »

Nathan Curnow

Nathan Curnow – Four Poems

Nathan Curnow lives in Ballarat and is a past editor of Going Down Swinging. His books include The Ghost Poetry Project, RADAR, The Right Wrong Notes and his most recent collection, The Apocalypse Awards (2016). He is the father of four daughters, a co-host of the Youtube series Cooking Classic Poems, and is regularly thrown more »

Ali Whitelock – Four Poems

Ali Whitelock is a Scottish poet/writer living in Australia. Ali’s debut poetry collection, ‘and my heart crumples like a coke can’ was published by Wakefield Press in May 2018. Ali’s first book, ‘Poking seaweed with a stick and running away from the smell’ (memoir) was published to critical acclaim by Wakefield Press, Adelaide and by Polygon, more »

Ian Gibbins videopoem

Ian Gibbins CAT CLAWS a videopoem

catclaws from Ian Gibbins on Vimeo. Ian Gibbins is an Adelaide poet who works across diverse forms, including electronic music, digital media, and video. After completing a PhD in Zoology at Melbourne University, he spent two years in Pharmacology Departments in the USA, before coming back to live in a hilly suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. more »

Edward Willes Australian Poet

Edward Willes : Peri-urban – a poem | Bareknuckle Poet Journal of Letters

Edward Willes in an Australian Poet. “A Matisse of Banana-bird sapphire and/Manorina gold blister the rust of an eroding 1999/Hyundai Accent import/parked on the other side of a peri-urban weld mesh fence./Grass and gravel mutiny in the street. Die Brücke expressions of the chalky white runaround car living out the last of its days . more »