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 »

Photograph by Harrison Warne

A Note to Non-Indigenous Australian Poets

Photograph © Harrison Warne ⌖ BAREKNUCKLE POET JOURNAL OF LETTERS: EDITORIAL APRIL 06, 2018  A Note to Non-Indigenous Australian Poets Judith Wright, (et al.) hit the shin with a sledge hammer when she said Australia is a landscape without echoes for the non-indigenous poet. [1] If I present my love with a rose we both know the symbolism, more »

Samuel Wagan Watson: A Poem (2016)

Samuel Wagan Watson State and National Award-winning poet and professional narrator and storyteller, Samuel Wagan Watson has Irish, German, Dutch, and Aboriginal (Munaldjali and Birri Gubba) ancestry. He is the son of prominent Brisbane-based academic, writer and activist Sam Watson. Born in Brisbane Watson spent much of his earlier life on the fringe of the Sunshine more »

Bareknuckle Poet 12 monthly stats

In the interests of transparency, and because we are an open access journal, we share with our readers and patrons the yearly reader statistics of Bareknuckle Poet. In the past 12 months we have had 1279985 hits, which breaks down as follows. We served 358002 pages to a total of 132966 unique (individual) readers. That’s about 400 more »

Bareknuckle Poet Anthology In The News

Dear Readers Our first annual anthology 2015 received itself a mention in The Australian newspaper’s ‘best books of 2015’ annual wrap in the Weekend Review on December 19 2015: Bareknuckle Poet, an anthology edited by Brentley Frazer and AG Pettet, is beautifully produced and packed with punchy reading, worth the price alone for two prose more »

Baudelaire’s Birthday

Jim Nisbet’s outstanding translation of Charles Baudelaire’s Les Fleurs du Mal got a mention at The Allen Ginsberg Project on April 9, Baudelaire’s birthday. “Jim Nisbet’s  Baudelaire versions (our current favorites) still haven’t been published and deserve to be seen in book form. A brief selection of them, however, may be seen here.” We started publishing more »

Happy Birthday, Us

year has passed since we rebooted as Bareknuckle Poet ~ Journal of Letters. New readers may not know our history…14 years ago we started publishing the best new literature we can find. In April 2001 Retort Magazine launched on the internet. Originally we published monthly issues (1 | 2 | 3 | 4), but then, for many years as our readership grew, Retort morphed more »