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Creative writing, especially poetry and hybrid forms. Semiotics and poetry, with emphasis on the use of page space. Creative arts and wellbeing; haikai literature; poetry and process; prose poetry; collaboration. Literature of Aotearoa/New Zealand. Contemporary Australian poetry.


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Owen Bullock holds a PhD in Creative Writing.

His research interests include creative arts and wellbeing; haikai literature; poetry and process; semiotics and poetry; prose poetry; and collaboration. His scholarly work has appeared in Antipodes, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Arts Therapy, Axon, Journal of New Zealand Literature, Ka Mate Ka Ora, New Writing, Qualitative Inquiry, Social Alternatives, TEXT and Westerly, and he has a book chapter in British prose poetry: The poems without lines (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018). He is Discipline Lead for Creative Writing and Literary Studies at the University of Canberra. @OwenTrail

Owen has published four collections of poetry, 'Pancakes for Neptune', 'Work & Play', 'Semi' and 'Sometimes the sky isn’t big enough'; five books of haiku, 'Summer 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 held a Donald Horne Creative and Cultural Fellowship for 2018. He won UC’s 2020 Award for Teaching Excellence.

Education/Academic qualification

Semiotics and poetic practice in the work of three New Zealand poets

Award Date: 25 Aug 2017

PhD, Semiotics and poetic practice in the work of three New Zealand poets, University of Canberra

Award Date: 25 Aug 2017


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