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RABBIT is currently accepting submissions of nonfiction poems for Issue 21: The INDIGENOUS Issue, guest edited by Alison Whittaker. Alison is a Gomeroi woman from Gunnedah and Tamworth, north-western New South Wales, Australia, and the author of the stunning poetry collection Lemons in the Chicken Wire. For this issue of RABBIT, we are open to submissions by indigenous poets from any territory across the world.

Send 1 to 3 poems (short or long) through RABBIT‘s Submittable site by clicking here. Please include in the cover letter of your submission:
• full contact details (postal address, email)
• 50-word bio, including brief details of your indigenous community, affiliation and/or nationhood
• a short (50-word max.) response to the following question: ‘How can poetry make community?’


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Launch: RABBIT issue 19, the PROSE POETRY issue

Issue 19

You are warmly invited to the launch of Rabbit 19: The Prose Poetry issue + Rabbit end-of-year party at Collected Works bookshop at 6pm on November 22nd, 2016. There will be wine, beer, bubbles and snacks.

Rabbit 19 contains poems selected by guest poetry editors Cassandra Atherton & Paul Hetherington (who have also written an essay on prose poems as ‘nonfiction postcards’); an interview with Samuel Wagan Watson; an essay on prose poetry by Lachy McKenzie; reviews of new poetry books; and artworks by 2015 Archibald Prize finalist Tony Curran. Do come along to celebrate the year with us.

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LAUNCH: Rabbit issues 17 (Geography) and 18 (Philosophy)

Dear Poetry Lovers and Readers –
You are warmly invited to attend the dual launch of

RABBIT: a journal for nonfiction poetry
Nos. 17 (Geography) & 18 (Philosophy)

When: Thursday 9th June, 6 for 6:30pm sharp start
Where: Collected Works Bookshop, Nicholas Building, 1/37 Swanston Street, Melbourne

The two issues of Rabbit include poems by: Jordie Albiston, Dael Allison, Aaron Anstett, Lachlan Brown, Sophie Curzon-Siggers, Anna Fern, Liam Ferney, Alison Flett, Carmine Frascarelli, Ian Gibbins, Jake Goetz, Jill Jones, Kent MacCarter, Sneha Madhavan-Reese, Lachy McKenzie, Maurice McNamara, Kate Middleton, Craig Santos Perez, Anupama Pilbrow, Alice Savona, Ali Alizadeh, Andreas A Andersson, Cassandra Atherton, Stuart Barnes, Jane Blanchard, Geraldine Burrowes, Jennifer Compton, Stuart Cooke, Dave Drayton, Mike Greenacre, Fiona Hile, Anna Jackson, Helga Jermy, Edric Mesmer, Nicholas D. Nace, Mark O’Flynn, Paul Scully, Ian C Smith and Ann Vickery.

There are interviews with Amy Ireland and Justin Clemens, essays by Meredith Wattison, Ouyang Yu, Amelia Dale and Oscar Schwartz, and reviews by Alyson Miller, Peter Kenneally, Jess Likar, Sally Evans and Nova Brown Longhurst of new poetry collections from Australia and abroad. Our feature poet-artists are Amanda Johnson and Carmine Frascarelli.

Pick up the two issues for a special launch price…and come celebrate with free wine and snacks and, of course, poetry readings by featured poets!

Best regards –
Jess Wilkinson, Editor

Rabbit is proudly supported by RMIT’s non/fiction/Lab


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LAUNCH: Tamryn Bennett’s ‘phosphene’

1129 Phosphene COVER final

Rabbit: a journal for nonfiction poetry and Wollongong Art Gallery invite you to the launch of phosphene by Tamryn Bennett (No. 4 in the Rabbit Poets Series) to be launched by Johanna Featherstone, founder of The Red Room Company.
Readings by artists and friends 2pm, Saturday 7 May at Wollongong Art Gallery.
Refreshments available, all welcome.

Bonny Cassidy writes of phosphene: “This passage of poems treads lightly: a careless reader could fail to hear the dread of history and myth, which are embedded in the sensitive sands of Bennett’s phrases. In the twist of a moment she flings the sacred into dust, or a bullet into mystic continuum. The poems’ Spanish translation is similarly entwined—an echo reading, or a haunting.”

The phosphene exhibition is a collaborative installation of image, word, performance and sound. Jacqueline Cavallaro, Tamryn Bennett, Tamara Elkins and Memo Batiz explore physical and spiritual connections with nature.

For more of Tamryn’s work, visit her website.

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Issue 17 is live!


Hi everyone, just a note to let you know that RABBIT issue 17, the GEOGRAPHY issue, is now available for purchase in the shop!
Launch date is still TBA, as we’re waiting to get #18 back from the printers for a double launch.

In the meantime, get the latest non-fiction poetry for $17 (or $24 for international buyers), delivered straight to your mailbox.
Click here to buy #17 or any of our recent back issues.