a journal for nonfiction poetry

RABBIT is a print journal for nonfiction poetry, based in Melbourne, Australia. It was founded by Jessica L. Wilkinson in mid-2011 and is released quarterly.

A pioneer in the field, RABBIT intends to celebrate the potential for poetry to explore and interrogate the boundaries of nonfiction writing. RABBIT encourages poets to openly engage with auto/biography, history, politics, economics, mathematics, cultural analysis, science, the environment, and all other aspects of real world experience, recollection and interpretation.

RABBIT publishes all things poetry – poems, reviews, essays on poetry and poetics, interviews with poets, and visual art by poets – with an emphasis on new and emerging rabbits (poets) and a focus on supporting Australian poetry.

Some of the contributors to the journal include Michael Brennan, Stuart Cooke, Johanna Drucker, Kenneth Goldsmith, Duncan Hose, Michael Farrell, Jordie Albiston, Petra White, Alex Skovron, Robert Sullivan, Ian McBryde, Kate Middleton, Jill Jones, Patrick Jones, Eileen Myles, Ann Vickery, Lesley Wheeler, Ania Walwicz, Pierre Joris, Peter Boyle, Ken Bolton, Fiona Hile and Pam Brown.


RABBIT is currently accepting submissions of nonfiction poems for Issue 21: The Indigenous Issue, guest edited by Alison Whittaker. See the submissions page for further details. SUBMISSIONS CLOSE 1st MARCH 2017


Editor-in-Chief: Jessica L. Wilkinson
Essays Editor: Andrew J. Carruthers
Reviews Editor: Sally Evans
Design/Typesetting: Rob Cameron

With thanks to our past section editors:
Essays Editor 2012-2014: Bonny Cassidy
Reviews Editor 2012-2014: Corey Wakeling
Design/Typesetting 2011-2014: Nicholas Walton-Healey


RABBIT is supported by RMIT University and nonfictionLab.