Assistant Professor

Available to supervise Higher Degree by Research students


Personal profile


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 2014 2016

  • 2 Article
  • 1 Conference contribution

The Prose Poetry Project

Atherton, C., Bullock, O., CRAWFORD, J., MUNDEN, P., Strange, S. & WEBB, J. 2016 In : Axon: Creative Explorations. C, 1, p. 1-11 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

‘The foreigner lives within’: rereading Ming Cher’s rewritten Spider Boys

CRAWFORD, J. 2015 Proceedings Of The 20th Conference Of The Australasian Association Of Writing Programs, 2015. Bacon, E., Hecq, D. & Walker, A. (eds.). Melbourne, Australia: The Australiasian Association of Writing Programs (AAWP), Vol. 20, p. 1-13 13 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Cultivating inter-being: human-plant society in Mei-mei Berssenbrugge’s Hello, The Roses

CRAWFORD, J. 2014 In : Ka Mate Ka Ora. 1, 13, p. 72-83 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle