Poetry Journal

Issues / Volume 5 Issue 2 , November 2015


Publishing Information

Australian Poetry Journal
2015 Volume 5, Number 2
A publication of Australian Poetry Ltd

Editor: Michael Sharkey
Designer: Stuart Geddes

Australian Poetry is the national poetry body in Australia, with a charter to promote and support Australian poets and poetry locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.

The Australian Poetry Journal is published biannually.

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Copyright 2015 by Australian Poetry Ltd.

ISSN 2203-7519

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Illustrations & reproductions

Cover: Lise Temple, ‘Canola Landscape 3’.

Song Kyung-dong, photographed by Jeong Taek Yong.

Lee Si Young, courtesy of Son Hyeon Sook.

Lee Seong Bok, photographed by Im Jae Cheon.

Ko Un (1, 2 and 3), courtesy of Ko Un and his wife Sang Hwa.

David Musgrave, photographed by Vicki Skarratt, Sydney, courtesy of Vicki Skarratt.

JS Harry, photographed by Jenni Nixon, courtesy of Nicolette Stasko.