Rabbit: a journal for nonfiction poetry (Victoria)

Rabbit was founded in July 2011 by Jessica Wilkinson, and since that time the editorial team have produced 25 issues, with issue 26 due for release before the end of 2018. As a print-only journal, Rabbit prides itself on its production quality, and encourages readers to return to its contents again and again. Rabbit includes poetry, reviews, interviews with poets, essays on poetry and poetics and exciting visual artworks by poet-artists, and has fast become a leading journal in the field of poetry in Australia—and a pioneer in the field of nonfiction poetry—with an international following. Rabbit has published work by major international poets including Johanna Drucker (US), Craig Santos Perez (Hawai’i), Kenneth Goldsmith (US), Eileen Myles (US), Dennis Cooley (Canada), Phillip Gross (UK), Anna Jackson (NZ) and Alan Jude Moore (UK), as well as leading Australian poets as diverse as Kate Middleton, Ian Gibbons, Stuart Barnes, Stuart Cooke, Lucy Dougan, Kent MacCarter, Geoff Page, Chloe Wilson, Liam Ferney, Elizabeth Allen, Amy Ireland and Julie Chevalier. At the beginning of 2013, the scholarly potential of the journal was expanded by establishing an international advisory board of leading poetry scholars, including Professor David Herd (University of Kent, U.K.), Professor Lesley Wheeler (Washington and Lee University, U.S.), Professor Ivor Indyk (UWS) and Associate Professor Kate Lilley (USyd). Rabbit has recently introduced guest editors, renewed the sub-editorial team and introduced a peer-refereeing process for essay submissions. In late 2013, Rabbit published a 50-page collection of poems—’XIII Poems’—by Jordie Albiston as No. 1 in the Rabbit Poets Series (RPS). Since this initial publication, the RPS has been dedicated to the publication and promotion of works by new/emerging poets, who have not had a first book published. In October 2018, the RPS will publish its 10th and 11th little books. All RPS books are sent for free to Rabbit subscribers, ensuring that these new poets have a ready-made readership on publication.


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