Melbourne-based online poetry journal Cordite invited Ian to pull together an online chapbook (a pocket-sized book, rather like this Paradise lost, and paradise regain'd), populated by 6 voices of his choosing.
Ian introduced his selection by admitting
I faced the usual short list of questions we all try to avoid answering:
- What do you mean, ‘local’?
- What do you mean, ‘Pacific’?
- Can I invite my friends?
Friends were scrambled, and poems by Selina Tusitala March, Anne Kennedy, Michele Leggot, Murray Edmond, John Newton, and Sam Sampson corralled.
Read the chapbook's chapters on Cordite, along with Ian's delightful introductions of his fellow poets.