Hazel Smith

Hazel Smith is a poet, performer, new media artist and academic. She has published five volumes of poetry including The Erotics of Geography, Tinfish Press, 2008 (with accompanying CD Rom), Word Migrants, Giramondo, 2016 and most recently Ecliptical, ES-Press, Spineless Wonders, 2022. She has published numerous performance and multimedia works as well as performing and broadcasting her work extensively in Europe, Asia, North America and Australasia. She is a founding member of the innovative sound and multimedia ensemble austraLYSIS. In 2018, together with Will Luers and Roger Dean, she was awarded first place in the US-based Electronic Literature Organisation’s Robert Coover prize for the multimedia collaboration, novelling. In 2023 her new collaboration with Luers and Dean, Dolphins in the Reservoir, was shortlisted for the New Media Writing Prize, UK. Hazel is an Emeritus Professor in the Writing and Society Research Centre, Western Sydney University. She has authored several academic books, including The Contemporary Literature-Music Relationship, Routledge, 2016.

‘A poem is not a puzzle with a correct answer’: Anne Brewster in Conversation with Hazel Smith

In an incisive review of Hazel Smith’s fifth book of poetry, ecliptical, Chris Arnold gestures to Smith’s reputation as a ‘relentlessly experimental’ poet.

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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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