P76 Literary Magazine

P76 was founded by Mark Roberts and Adam Aitken and the first issue was published in Spring 1983 and over the years has featured work by some of the leading poets and writers of the time. Over the next 8 years another 4 issues were published. Issue 6 of P76 was scheduled to appear during the summer of 1992/93 but, due to a number of issues/incidents and circumstances,it was delayed almost 20 years finally seeing the light of day in October 2012. Issue 7, a special issue dedicated to the work of Cornelis Vleeskens was released in march 2014.

P76 Issue 7 – Special Cornelis Vleeskens Issue – $15

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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 The issue contains a selection of published and unpublished work by Vleeskens and includes poetry, visual poetry and artwork.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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Within Aust $15

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P76 Issue 6 (The Lost Issue) – Now Available! $15

Issue 6 has been edited by Mark Roberts and Linda Adair. It contains work by M T C Cronin, Adrian D’Ambra, Rae Desmond Jones, David J Cookson,  Gary Dunne, James Bradley, Coral Hull, Margaret Bradstock,  John O’Brien and joanne burns. Review of Victor Kelleher’s Wintering and Andrew McGahan’s Praise. Cover Design and art work by Narelle Adair. Artwork by Karin Jackson and Lucie Adair-Roberts.

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Australia $15

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International Aust$25

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Back Issues

Issue 1

Issue 1 of P76 is currently available online. There are no issues available for sale. This issue contains work by John Forbes, Grant Caldwell, Chris Burns, Annette Clynes, Nicholas Thomas,Chris Mansell, Laurie Duggan, Christine Burrows, Mark Roberts, Les Wicks, S. K. Kelen, Adam Aitken, Dipti Sara, Robert Harris, and Richard James Allen. Review of Susan Hampton Costumes, Alexandra Seddon Green Feet,  Barbara Brooks Leaving Queensland & Anna Couani The Train and Anne Lloyd The Hips Slither. Cover and illustrations by Gina Ghioni.

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Issue 2

Issue 2 of P67 was published in Autumn 1984 and was edited by Mark Roberts and Adam Aitken. There are a handfull of copies left at the collectors price of $Aust90 (please email us at rochfordstpress@optusnet.com.au if you are interested in purchasing a copy). This issue is currently not available on line. Issue 2 contains work by: Annette Clynes, Gig Ryan, Alan Jefferies, Rory Harris, Christopher Kelen, S.K Kelen, Dipti Saravanamuttu, Judy Beveridge, Philip Hammial, Richard Tokatlian, Tom Rogers, Kate Lilly, Juarate Sasnaitis, Susan Lisle, Anna Couani, Rae Desmond Jones, Anna Munster, Cliff Smyth, Mark Roberts, Adam Aitken, and Ken Bolton. Reviews of Ken Bolton’s Talking to You,  Emily Hope’s The Legend of Pope Joan, Edge City on Two Different Plans and Network/Exiles in Paradise and a substanial Book Notes. Cover Design and illustrations by Gina Ghioni. Other illustrations by Jurate Sasnaitis and Carol Murchie.

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Issue 3

Issue 3  was published in Summer 1984/5 and was the largest issue of P76. It was edited by mark Roberts and Linda Adair. There are a handfull of copies left at the collectors price of $Aust130 (please email us at rochfordstpress@optusnet.com.au if you are interested in purchasing a copy). This issue is currently not available on line. Issue 3 contains work by: Berni Janssen, Marcus Breen, J. S. harry, Carol Chandler, Meredith Wattison, Philip Hammial, Colleen Burke, Carmel Kelly, Knite Skinner, Dorothy Featherstone Porter, Malcolm Green & Patrick Whitman, Moya Costello, Jutta Sieverding, Christopher Kelen, Wendy Frew, Jane Skelton, melinskquey, Stein Helgeby, Cliff Smyth and Amanda Stewart. Mark Creyton on ‘The Hegemony in Australian Writing: The Fiction Industry. Reviews of Louise Katherine Wakeling and Margaret Bradstock Small Rebellions, Silvana Gardney With Open Eyes, Pam Brown Selected Poems, Colleen Burke She Moves Mountains and Gary Dunne If Blood Should Stain the Lino. There was also an extensive Book Notes and Magazines section. Cover design by Gina Ghioni. Illustrations and photograhs by Helen Hee, John Blatch and Sarah Garbiner.

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Issue 4

Issue 4  was published in 1986 and was edited by Mark Roberts,  Adam Aitken and Gina Ghioni. There are a handfull of copies left at the collectors price of $Aust60 (please email us at rochfordstpress@optusnet.com.au if you are interested in purchasing a copy). This issue is currently not available on line. Issue 4 contained work by Dipti Saravanamuttu, Rory Harris, Linda Coxhead, Chis Burns, Uyen Loewald, Steven J. Williams, Fionola Moorhead, Carolyn Gerrish, Jutta Sieverding, Rob Finlayson, Barbara Brooks, Beverley E. Brown, Robert James Mapson, Chris Kelen, K. E. Miller, John Tranter, Adam Aitken, Neil Paech, Carol Christie, Chris Mansell, Jenny Boult, Brian Purcell. Reviews of Leone Sperling Mother’s Day and Faith Bandler’s Welou, My Brother. Photographs by Caren Vance and cartoons by Sarah Gardiner.

Issue 5 – $10

Issue 5 was published in Spring 1991 and was edited by Linda Adair and Mark Roberts and contains work by: Chris Mansell, Myron Lysenko, Beth Spencer, Bill Fewer, Philip Hammial, Jenny Boult, Patrick Whitmam, Christine Lindberg, Dipti Saravanamuttu, Jurate Sasnaitis, Mike Greenacre, Rosanne Musu, Javant Biarujia, Martin Smith, Yu-Li Hu, C E Hull, Carole Wilkins, Graham Rowlands, Jane Skelton, Sheila Murphy, Sarah St Vincent Welch and Jan Orr. Reviews of Susan Hampton’s White Dog Sonnets, Judith Beveridge’s The Domesticity of Giraffes, Mal Morgan’s a handshake with the moon, Richard Allen’s The Way Out at Last and Other Poems,  Finola Morhead’s Remember the Tarantella, Fiona Place’s Cardboard, Gerad Lee Troppo Man and  Beth Yahp, Margo Daly and Lorraine My Looks Caress: A Collection of Modern Romances.

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