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Hazel Smith

Hazel Smith

Hazel Smith is a research professor in the Writing and Society Research Group. From 2002-2007 she was a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Creative Communication, University of Canberra, and a member of the Sonic Communications Research Group. Before that she was a Senior Lecturer at the University of New South Wales where she founded the Creative Writing program.

She is author of The Writing Experiment: strategies for innovative creative writing (2005), which was shortlisted for the Australian Publishing Awards for Excellence in Educational Publishing, and Hyperscapes in the Poetry of Frank O'Hara: difference, homosexuality, topography (2000). She is also co-author, with Roger Dean, of Improvisation, Hypermedia and the Arts since 1945 (1997) and co-editor, with Roger Dean, of Research-led Practice, Practice-led Research in the Creative Arts (2009).Her current research projects is on the relationship between literature and music as a vehicle for cross-cultural exchange.

She is a creative writer and has published three volumes of poetry, the latest of which was The Erotics of Geography (a book plus CD-ROM), Tinfish Press, Hawaii, US, (2008). She has also made three CDs of her performance work and is author of numerous mixed media and multimedia works. She has had five major commissions from the ABC for performance works and in 1992 her collaboration with Roger Dean, Poet without Language, was nominated by the ABC for the Prix Italia prize. She is a founding member of austraLYSIS, the international sound and intermedia arts group. Hazel has also been co-recipient of numerous Australia Council grants for the work of austraLYSIS, including a prestigious triennial key organisation grant.

For more information, please see austraLYSIS.

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