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Owen Bullock holds a PhD in Creative Writing. His research interests include poetry and process; creative arts and wellbeing; semiotics and poetry; prose poetry; collaboration; and haikai literature. He has a website at: https://poetry-in-process.com/. His scholarly writing 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 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 held a Donald Horne Creative and Cultural Fellowship for 2018. He won UC’s 2020 Award for Teaching Excellence.

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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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