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Owen Bullock holds a PhD in Creative Writing. His research interests include semiotics and poetry (particularly the use of line and space); prose poetry; collaborative poetry and haikai literature. He has a website for his new research into poetry and process, at: https://poetry-in-process.com/. His scholarly writing has appeared in Antipodes, Axon, Journal of New Zealand Literature, Ka Mate Ka Ora, New Writing, Qualitative Inquiry and TEXT, and he has a book chapter in British prose poetry: The poems without lines (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018).

Owen has published three collections of poetry, 'Work & Play', 'semi' and 'sometimes the sky isn’t big enough'; four books of haiku, 'River's Edge', 'Urban Haiku', 'breakfast with epiphanies', and 'wild camomile '; the novella, 'A Cornish Story', and several chapbooks of poetry and haiku. He is a former editor of Poetry New Zealand, Kokako, Spin and Bravado and has edited a number of anthologies. He won the Canberra Critics’ Circle Award for Poetry 2015, and holds a Donald Horne Creative and Cultural Fellowship for 2018.

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Research Output 2013 2019

  • 14 Article
  • 2 Conference contribution
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Other chapter contribution

A new suite: The process of knowing through poetry

Bullock, O., Apr 2019, In : TEXT: Journal of Writing and Writing Programs. 23, 1, p. 434-453 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Chemical analysis

All the world is a page: Alistair Paterson’s poem for voices

Bullock, O., 2018, Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2018. Ross, J. (ed.). Massey University, p. 186-198 13 p.

Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookOther chapter contribution

So far: Michele Leggott, codes and multiplicities

Bullock, O., 2018, In : Ka Mate Ka Ora: a New Zealand journal of poetry and poetics. 16, p. 22-48 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Félix Guattari

The poetic line: Recent innovations

Bullock, O., 1 May 2018, In : Axon. 8, 1, p. 1-2 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

New Media
Susan Howe
Stéphane Mallarmé
World Wide Web

The Successful Prose Poem Leaves Behind Its Name

Bullock, O., 2018, British Prose Poetry: The Poems Without Lines. Monson, J. (ed.). Palgrave Macmillan, p. 227-246 20 p.

Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookChapter

Prose Poem