El Asombrado by Les Wicks – A new e-book from Rochford Street Press.

cover 2Rochford Street Press is excited to announce the publication of Les Wicks’ 12th title.  El Asombrado is available as a free e-book from Rochford Street Press. Just visit http://elasombrado.com/.

The title loosely translates to “He Who Watches and is Amazed”- it is a selection of work from over the past 15 years presented in both Spanish & English. The translator, Colombian G. Leogena is a master of the art.

Two fabulous graphics front and back from Australian-born, long-time Mexico resident, artist Elizabeth Skelsey.

PDF copies can also be obtained for just $1 from http://elasombrado.com/rochford-street-press/purchase-el-asombrado/ or by clicking here

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Dipti Saravanamuttu – ‘Statistic for the New World’ – Special Offer

Dipti Saravanamuttu – Statistic for the New World.


Very limited stock available of Dipti Saravanamuttu’s first poetry collection published in 1988.

Dipti Saravanmuttu sets a high Standard with her first collection of poems. The poems, though at times difficult, are inventive and original and the work is always entertaining. Throughout one is aware of an intelligence working with the precocious limits of language and association…” Judith Beveridge

$20 Australia / $27.50 International

Within Australia $20

cartInternational Aust$27.50

All funds raised will go towards supporting Rochford Street Review and the ongoing chapbook publishing program at Rochford Street Press

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‘P76 Issue 7 – Cornelis Vleeskens Special Issue’ – Reviewed by Caren Florance

P76 Issue 7 – Cornelis Vleeskens Special Issue  has been reviewed in Cordite by Caren Florance. Her conclusion:

The works collected in this special issue have obviously been collated with care and purpose; it is not a glossy Festschrift by any measure (and by design), but I come away from the issue feeling that it works, that it is true what I imagine is Vleeskens’s ethos, and that it is a good and affectionate starting point for a broader survey of his work.

You can read her complete review at http://cordite.org.au/reviews/florence-spence/

And you can order your own copy now!

Within Australia $15

International Aust$29

p76 issue 7 coverYou can find out more about P76 here: https://rochfordstreetpress.wordpress.com/p76-literary-magazine/


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Rochford St Press announces the publication of ‘Before Bone and Viscera’ by Robbie Coburn

Before Bone and Viscera by Robbie Coburn. ISBN 978-0-949327-01-7 16 Pages. $7.50. Release date 18 July 2014.

Blood & VisceraRochford Street Press is proud to announce the release of a new chapbook by young Victorian poet Robbie Coburn. Before Bone and Viscera is is Coburn’s second chapbook and features a cover illustration by Kit Kelen

Robbie Coburn was born in June 1994 in Melbourne and lives in the rural district of Woodstock, Victoria. His first book-length collection of poetry Rain Season (Picaro Press) was published in 2013 and he is well into a second book titled the other flesh. Before Bone and Viscera is his eagerly awaited second chapbook. He has also recently finished writing an autobiographical novella, A Day without Me, that he plans to publish in the near future.
His website is: www.robbiecoburn.com.au

“Coburn’s new book disturbs & enriches. There is a grace as it sculpts language & meaning… a flensing poignancy underlines these superb poems. This is not an easy book… its ruthless eviscerated clarity & honesty scar the eye.” – Les Wicks

Before Bone and Viscera lifts the voice of Australian poetry into new territory. Robbie Coburn tears away all you think you know to reveal these poems; naked in their lyrical and surreal simplicity they unearth the anatomy and geography of poetic imagination. To read these poems is to get your hands into the blood and guts of life itself.” – Nathan Hondros

“An intense, at times disturbing, emotional journey employing a surreal, fetishist use of the human body reminiscent of the painter, Francis Bacon.” S.K. Kelen

Order your copy today!

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International Aus$12


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P76 Issue 7- Get your Copy now!

P76 Issue 7 is a special issue devoted to Cornelis Vleeskens and has been guest edited by Pete Spence. The issue contains a selection of published and unpublished work by Vleeskens and includes poetry, visual poetry and artwork. Jenni Mitchell  and Scott Bugbird write of their memories of Vleeskens while Mark Roberts revisits some of his major collections of poetry.


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“Cornelis Vleeskens retrospective, issue 7 of p76, curated by Pete Spence. Informative commentary, along with poems in numerous modes. Great work in a Japanese calligraphic art-inspired mode…” Corey Wakeling

Just a quick note to say that i’ve received Issue 7. Looks fabulous. ” – Alan Jefferies.

My own thanks as reader to Mark Roberts of Rochford Street Review, the eloquent and hardworking poet and visual poetry curator Pete Spence and to a crackling, living body of poetry of someone I only met this year in print, Cornelis Vleeskens. Gracias!” – Ariel Riveros Pavez.

Order your copy from https://rochfordstreetpress.wordpress.com/rochford-street-press-titles/

Or leave your details below and we’ll email alternative ordering details

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Order your copy of the special Cornelis Vleeskens issue of P76 Now

p76 issue 7 coverP76 Issue 7 is almost ready but you can order your copy now!

P76 Issue 7 is a special issue devoted to Cornelis Vleeskens and has been guest edited by Pete Spence. The issue contains a selection of published and unpublished work by Vleeskens and includes poetry, visual poetry and artwork. Jenni Mitchell  and Scott Bugbird write of their memories of Vleeskens while Mark Roberts revisits some of his major collections of poetry.

Issue 7 is available for $15 within Australia or $25 outside Australia (postage included) and can be ordered from https://rochfordstreetpress.wordpress.com/rochford-street-press-titles/

While you are there have a look at the other Rochford Street Press titles available. Every book or magazine you buy helps with the production cost of Issue 7.

It is anticipated that orders for Issue 7 will be mailed the week beginning 24 March 2014

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Fisher Library not interested in small press publications?

Rochford Street Press recently published what we hope is the first chapbook in a series of exciting and stimulating chatbooks – Pete Spence’s Kynetonbury Tales or Dog Days – and like a good little publisher we sent it off to the NSW legal deposit libraries. Over the following month or so I told a few people at Sydney Uni (where I am currently studying) that a copy of the book should be in the Sydney Uni library. Imagine my surprise when I got the following letter:

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So does this mean that Fisher library does not consider small press chatbooks worthy of collection or that no one studying at the University of Sydney is likely to want to access a small press publication by a poet such as Pete Spence?

I am actually studying in the English Department and I can assure the library that there are a number of staff and students in that department who require their library to maintain a strong collection of small press Australian literary publications!

Anyway – if you need to access a copy of this fine book all I can suggest is that you buy a copy directly from the publisher https://rochfordstreetpress.wordpress.com/rochford-street-press-titles/!


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