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 »

David Adès ~ Five Poems

David Adès is a Pushcart Prize nominated poet currently relocating to Australia after living in Pittsburgh since 2011. He has been a member of Friendly Street Poets since 1979. He is the author of Mapping the World (Friendly Street Poets / Wakefield Press, 2008) commended for the Anne Elder Award 2008, and the chapbook Only more »

Rose Hunter ~ Three Poems

Rose Hunter is the author of the poetry books You As Poetry (Texture Press, Oklahoma), [four paths] (Texture), to the river (Artistically Declined Press, Oregon), as well as the chapbook descansos (dancing girl press, Chicago). She is from Brisbane, spent many years in Canada, and is now in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. More information about her is available at Whoever Brought Me Here Will Have To Take Me more »

Hasti Abbasi, Author

My Life by Hasti Abbasi

Hasti Abbasi was awarded a Doctorate of Philosophy from Griffith University in 2017. Her submission consisted of a comparative literary study of dislocation, writing and identity in Persian and Australian contemporary fiction, and a creative novella. She has been gaining recognition through actively publishing material for a number of years in literary journals including Southerly, Mascara Literary more »

Martin Edmond, outside Auckland University in May 2012 | Photo: Maggie Hall

Martin Edmond CURRAWONGS

Martin Edmond is a New Zealand author and screenplay writer. His books include Streets of Music (1980), Houses, Days, Skies (1988) and The Resurrection of Philip Clairmont (1999). He studied Anthropology and English, graduating MA, Victoria University of Wellington. He worked as a junior lecturer before joining avant-garde theatre group Red Mole, as a writer 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 »