Welcome to the seventh issue of Five Poetry Journal. David Adès (Australia/USA) discusses family, intimacy and the weight of ‘poignant knowledge’. Siobhan Harvey (New Zealand)-right- explores linguistics, nephology and bird life, as well as the sumptuous Maori language and its significance to every day life in that beautiful part of the world. Christopher Oie Keller (USA) extends the bird theme as we enter Wallace Stevens territory in his homage to Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird. And from there our minds take to wandering inside myth and fable as both Christopher and Michelle Hartman (USA) journey to sensual and forbidden places. James Waller (Australia) concludes this issue with a poem for fellow poet, Ian McBryde, and an affectionate piece about twilight in Melbourne, Australia.
Libby Hart tells The Bookman "I am very eager to have more NZ poets featured and it would be great if you could please let people know this.
Submissions are open until 20 April 2012 and anyone interested should look at the guidelines at http://fivepoetryjournal.tumblr.com/guidelines".