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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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  • The Poetic Vocation

    Bullock, O., 5 May 2020, In : Qualitative Inquiry. p. 1-8 8 p.

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  • 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.

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  • Fresh modes: Towards a radical ekphrasis

    Bullock, O., 2019, In : Axon: Creative Explorations. 9, 1, p. 1-17 17 p.

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  • 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.

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