Hazel Smith

Hazel Smith is an academic, poet, performer and new media artist. From 2007-2017 she was a Research Professor in the Writing and Society Research Centre at Western Sydney University where she is now Adjunct Professor. She is the author of several academic and pedagogical books including, most recently, The Contemporary Literature-Music Relationship: intermedia, voice, technology, cross-cultural exchange, Routledge, 2016. She has published four volumes of poetry including The Erotics of Geography, Tinfish Press, 2008 and Word Migrants, Giramondo, Sydney, 2016. She has also published three CDs of poetry and performance work and numerous collaborative multimedia works. She is a member of austraLYSIS, the sound and intermedia arts group, and has performed and presented her work extensively internationally. In 2016, her multimedia collaboration with Will Luers and Roger Dean, novelling, was shortlisted for the Turn on Literature prize, an initiative of the Creative Europe Program of the European Union.

Experimental Confessionalism: The Personal Turn in American Post-conceptual Poetry

Language poetry and conceptual poetry have both been enormously important movements in the development of contemporary experimental American poetry. They continue to be influential, however they are now both historical moments. This has led to some contemporary poets positioning themselves as post-language or post-conceptual.

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Film of Sound

Electronic art video and interactive works generally prioritise image over sound; this is also the case in commercial culture at large. In Film of Sound, however, sound was chosen to be the initiator – sometimes even the driver – of the text and visual processes at work in the piece. Three collaborators involved are Will Luers (video composition), Hazel Smith (text) and Roger Dean (sonic composition).

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Fullers’ Walnut Cake

People with sore memories are getting fussed up because they are letting a war criminal into the country and suddenly the need to talk about yourself has flared though you hate confessionalism and you do not really know what you …

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