There are two publications in Tasmania with similar-sounding names:
1) The "RePUBlic Readings chapbooks" is an occasional series of excellent poetry drawn from Tasmanian poets. Issue No. 8 came out in September 2004, and No. 9 is due out in December: its launch will be at the next in the series of Hobart poetry readings held on the first Sunday of every month at the Republic Bar and Cafe: SUNDAY 5 DECEMBER. Mark you diary now. The series editor is Liz Winfield and the editor of issues no. 8 and 9 is poet, Peter Macrow.
2) "The Poets’ Republic" is a poetry broadsheet: it comes out every two months and is edited by Liz Winfield, organiser of the "RePUBlic Readings" held at the "RePUBlic Bar and Cafe. The next issue will be launched on Sunday November 7, at the "RePUBlic Bar and Cafe" at the reading to be given by Lyn Reeves and Adrienne Eberhard -- details in later post.
The publisher of both publications is Ralph Wessman (Walleah Press, PO Box 368 North Hobart Tasmania 7008).