Resonator: Unearthing poetry

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The poems in Resonator are a selection from the creative project of my PhD, ‘Understanding Poetry – How semiotic concepts can help reader and practitioner’. The poems respond to my research into syntagmatic and paradigmatic relations; ideas from Derrida, Barthes and Kristeva on the situating of poetics, and the works of the New Zealand poets I analyse. Far from confining the mechanics of poetry, semiotic concepts have opened up numerous possibilities for me to explore, with fresh understandings and dynamics to consider. The experience of studying in Canberra stirs up memories and comparisons and ways of looking at the self. The range of poems includes found material, Ekphrastic poems, conceptual and formal experiments, writing from the subconscious and writing biographically.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMinding the gap
Subtitle of host publicationWriting across thresholds and fault lines, the refereed conference proceedings of the19th Conference of the Australasian Association of Writing Programs
PublisherThe Australiasian Association of Writing Programs (AAWP)
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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