Bareknuckle Poet Ponders & Reviews

Review Call ✪ Poetry & Spoken Word

Submissions of LIVE Reviews are Welcome Bareknuckle Poet reviews in real time now, we are calling for submissions –  — The book review process is tedious. The author crawls through hell on their face to get published. The publisher (sometimes author, money’s that tight) gets robbed by Australia Post. The journal receives books from authors/publicists/publishers/everyone 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 »

2018 SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN

Dear Readers & Writers After a bit of down time Bareknuckle Poet has weathered a few blows, regained foothold and delivered a lovely right uppercut to the opponent Circumstance. For all our dedicated readers, expect the unexpected as we bring you new writing from the pale blue dot and writers, help us tear out the more »

World Poetry Day 2016 Amateur Poetry Competition

To celebrate World Poetry Day 2016 we are holding our inaugural amateur poetry competition. Opens Today 18 March 2016 and closes April 18 2016. The Rules . Open to residents of Queensland, Australia who have not yet attained any formal publication credits (excluding personal blogs/social media). . One poem only, no word count limit, no theme, 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 »