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 »

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 »

Beautiful Terror: The Great War Poets by Brentley Frazer

An examination of the emotional, intellectual, moral, ideological and aesthetic responses to the Great War in the poetry of Siegfried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen and Isaac Rosenberg. s the first global conflict, the Great War provoked intense and disparate responses from many artists, novelists and poets. This paper considers the work of Isaac Rosenberg, whose lower social standing more »

The Corpse In The Garden: TS Eliot, Iconoclast by Brentley Frazer

“Modernist art is perhaps the first consciously to absorb the principle for which Marshall McLuhan found words a generation later, that ‘the medium is the message.’ Modernist artists – in the novel, poetry, the drama, music, the dance, architecture and elsewhere – understand that, to articulate their sense of the differentness of modern experience and of being in the more »