Storied Poetry 18 Nov: Polain, Jackson, Ryan, Glance & more

1-4pm Wednesday 18 November 2015
at Edith Cowan University Mount Lawley,
Building 6, Room 6.114

Enjoy an afternoon of poetic storytelling. We will present some of our poetry and discuss the stories behind it.

Marcella Polain
Vivienne Glance
Shevaun Cooley
Marziya Mohammedali
Glen Phillips
John Ryan

The International Centre for Landscape and Language is hosting an event focusing on the idea of storied poetry. As the art of distilling and crystallising language, the writing of poetry often involves stories that inspired, informed or impinge upon the final work. Such stories can be implicit parts of the background or subtext of poems. They are often tacit, implied or adumbrated — not fully revealed in the verse itself.

The stories could include a poet’s experiences that instigated the writing, knowledge of the natural environment that figures into the verse, or uncanny communications from other worlds, regions or time periods. The stories could be humorous or serious, light or tragic, mundane or profound, spiritual or material, conceptual or empirical. They could be conveyed in verbal language, visual images, or sensory evocations. They could pertain to process or outcome.

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Poetry in response to modern physics. Tue 10 Nov

1-4pm Tuesday 10 November 2015
at Edith Cowan University Mount Lawley,
Building 10, Room 308

CREATEC Research Event: Voices of Reason

My presentation at this seminar will be entitled Poetry in response to modern physics: a work in progress. To background and inform my creative project I am researching how poets have responded to the findings of modern physics, especially relativity, quantum theory and cosmology. I am particularly interested in how imagery, language and form can be used to interrogate these theories of the deepest levels of existence. This presentation will review and reflect on what I have found to date.

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CREATEC Research Event: Voices of Reason: celebrating when good sense has been spoken.

The 21st century has proven to be a period in which preceding understandings, institutions and methodologies have come under intense scrutiny and challenge. This has created opportunities for improvement, but also undermined long-standing and important social foundations. In this context employing reason and considering what is good sense is urgently needed.

Time, Text and People research staff and students will present 10-15 minute papers on research or creative work, with a particular emphasis on the expression of reason and ‘good sense’ — as interpreted by the researcher.