Hazel Smith

Hazel Smith is a poet, performer, multimedia artist and academic. She is an Emeritus Professor in the Writing and Society Research Centre, Western Sydney University.

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Hazel Smith is a poet, performer, new media artist and academic. She has published five volumes of poetry including, Word Migrants, Giramondo, 2016 and Ecliptical, ES-Press, Spineless Wonders, 2022. In 2024 her text-image collaboration with Sieglinde Karl-Spence, Heimlich Unheimlich, will be published by Apothecary Archive. She has co-created numerous performance and multimedia works as well as performing and broadcasting her work in Europe, Asia, North America and Australasia. She is a founding member of the multimedia ensemble austraLYSIS. In 2018, with Will Luers and Roger Dean, she was awarded first place in the Electronic Literature Organisation’s Robert Coover prize. In 2003 her collaboration with Luers and Dean, Dolphins in the Reservoir, was shortlisted for the UK New Media Writing award.

Hazel is an Emeritus Professor in the Writing and Society Research Centre at Western Sydney University. She authored several academic books including Hyperscapes in the Poetry of Frank O’Hara, Liverpool University Press, 2000; The Writing Experiment, Allen and Unwin, 2005 and The Contemporary Literature-Music Relationship, Routledge, 2016. With Roger Dean she co-authored Improvisation, Hypermedia and the Arts since 1945, Routledge, 1997 and co-edited Practice-led Research, Research-led Practice in the Creative Arts, Edinburgh University Press, 2009.

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