Poetry and the Legacy of the Troubles. Northern Irish poetry has long been renowned for the representation and interrogation of political violence. Throughout the 25 years of the troubles a number of writers used their craft as a way of making sense of much of the traumatic nature of Northern Irish experience.
Object Habitats and Relational Aesthetics in the Poetry of Pam Brown and Astrid Lorange. The word ‘habitat’ is associated most often with living matter. Habitats are places of linkage; environments that sustain, and are built by, living things. But what happens when we think about poems as habitats for all and any thing, whether sentient or not?
Synergies between words and sound in new media writing. This paper is based in the field of new media writing, or electronic literature: it focuses on literary works that employ computer programming, and in which the words can be screened or sounded. Such works commonly involve textual kineticism, interactivity, split screens, textual variability and many other features.
Lyn Hejinian is a poet, essay writer, translator and previous Guggenheim Fellow who holds a chair in literature at the University of California Berkeley.
Aboriginal author and poet Ali Cobby Eckermann discusses her award winning massacre verse novel Ruby Moonlight.
This workshop brought together eminent Australian and South African poets and critics to consider how poets in societies with a white settler history think about their world through their poetry making.
This talk gives an overview of the Oulipo’s activities from its foundation in 1960 up to 2014.
In this seminar Jaap Blonk talks about his work, placing it in the context of its roots: sound poetry, improvisation and new music.
Jan reads poems from his previously published collections in German and in English, and talks about his poetry.
As a term, provincialism invariably gets a bad press. It is associated in most people’s minds with narrow-mindedness, ignorance, belatedness and even foolishness. But there is one quality which is characteristic of the provincial, which is undeniably positive – this is the capacity for wonder.