Jennifer Crawford

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Dr Jen Crawford is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing within the Centre for Creative and Cultural Research at the University of Canberra. She has also lived and taught in Aotearoa/New Zealand and in Singapore, where she was the founding coordinator of Nanyang Technological University’s Creative Writing Programme. Her critical work focuses on the poetics of place, ecological imagination and on cross-cultural engagements in various literary contexts.

Dr Crawford is the author of eight poetry books and chapbooks, including Koel (Cordite Books, 2016) and Lichen Loves Stone (Tinfish Press, 2016). She is a member of the advisory board for Poetry New Zealand, and is a contributing editor to Axon and the Journal of Poetics Research. Her poetry works with invented and felt spaces and with language as instrumental sound. 

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Research Output 1997 2018

Torres Strait
Creative Writing
Literary History

“Let’s get this bread”, “Hum”, “A flitch of bacon”, “Join Roger on his journey and be lulled to sleep” (4 Poems)

Crawford, J., Dec 2018, 2 p. United Kingdom : Blackbox Manifold.

Research output: Textual Creative WorksOther contribution

Open Access


Crawford, J., TURNER, B. & HOPE, C., Apr 2017, In : Axon: Creative Explorations. 7, 1, p. 1-3 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Research Practice


Crawford, J., Turner, B. & Hope, C., 1 Apr 2017, In : Axon. 7, 1, p. 1-3 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Open Access
Donna Haraway

'One day when I was', 'In the span of ten minutes' (2 Poems)

Crawford, J., 2017, 2 p. Canberra, Australia : Recent Work Press.

Research output: Textual Creative WorksOther contribution