Hazel Smith performs Secret Places .
Hazel's most recent book of creative writing is The Erotics of Geography (TinFish, USA; book and CD-ROM of performance work). Here is her publications list.
Hazel Smith (Writer/performer)
Hazel's recent creative publications: Most recently, Instabilities 2 and Speak Far and Wide in the longstanding US journal Drunken Boat, volume 12. Also our pieces Clay Conversations(2010) and two works in the journal Ekleksographia (2010). See our listen/view page for a broader selection of our work.
Hazel Smith is active in the areas of poetry, performance and new media. Her work has appeared in numerous international literary magazines and in literary, musical and multimedia anthologies. She has published three volumes of poetry: Abstractly Represented: Poems and Performance Texts 1982-90, Butterfly Books, 1991; Keys Round her Tongue: short prose, poetry and performance texts Soma, 2000 and The Erotics of Geography: poetry, performance texts, new media works, Tinfish Press, 2008 (accompanied by a CD-Rom of works with Roger Dean).
Hazel has also, with Roger Dean, made three CDs of her performance work, Poet Without Language, Rufus Records 1994; Nuraghic Echoes, Rufus Records, 1996 and Returning the Angles, Soma Recording and Publishing 2001. She has collaborated with Roger Dean on many ABC radio commissions including Poet Without Language, 1991, Nuraghic Echoes, 1994, The Erotics of Gossip, 2001, Returning the Angles 1998, for The Listening Room, and The Afterlives of Betsy Scott, 2007, for Airplay. Her performance collaborations, such as the writer the performer the program the madwoman 2004, the space of history 2006, Mid-Air Conversations 2006 and Minimal 2007 are showcased on many poetics websites such as PennSound (US), and in internet journals such as How2 (US). One of her collaborations with Roger Dean, Poet without Language, was nominated by the ABC for the Prix Italia in 1992.
Hazel is co-author with Roger Dean of numerous new media works, such as Wordstuffs: the city and the body, 1998, Intertwingling 1999, the egg the cart the horse the chicken 2004, soundAFFECTs 2004 (with Anne Brewster) and Time the Magician 2007. She has also collaborated on several occasions with visual artist Sieglinde Karl, and their joint work has been exhibited in many art galleries in Australia and overseas. She has performed her own work extensively nationally and internationally in Europe and Australasia. She has been co-recipient of numerous grants from the Australia Council, The Australian Film Commission and Arts Tasmania.
Hazel is a currently research professor in the Writing and Society Research Group at the University of Western Sydney (her inaugural lecture can be viewed here). From 2002-2007 she was a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Creative Communication, University of Canberra, and a member of the Sonic Communications Research Group. Before that she was a Senior Lecturer at the University of New South Wales where she founded the Creative Writing program. She is author of The Writing Experiment: strategies for innovative creative writing, Allen and Unwin, 2005, which was shortlisted for the Australian Publishing Awards for Excellence in Educational Publishing, and Hyperscapes in the Poetry of Frank O'Hara: difference, homosexuality, topography, Liverpool University Press, 2000. She is co-author, with Roger Dean, of Improvisation, Hypermedia And The Arts Since 1945, Harwood Academic, 1997. She is also co-editor with Roger Dean of Practice-led Research/Research-led Practice in the Creative Arts, for Edinburgh University Press (forthcoming July 2009).
Hazel was the founder editor of infLect, an online international journal of multimedia writing based at the University of Canberra. She had a previous career as a professional musician, was leader of LYSIS and SONANT, and can be heard as a solo violinist on several commercial recordings.
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