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.

Jackson launches Poets@KSP’s ‘Thistledown’ this Sat

Come to Perth Poetry Club, 2-4pm at The Moon cafe, 323 William Street Northbridge, this Saturday 26 September 2015, to hear Jackson launch Poets@KSP’s 8th anthology Thistledown.
With readings from

  • Shey Marque
  • Mardi May
  • Gail Robinson
  • Flora Smith
  • Rose Van Son
  • Anna Wright
  • Jackson reading Ron Pretty and others

plus open mike.

Free entry; contribute according to your means (and buy the book if you can!).

Poetry Bites, 28 August

I’ll be reading five minutes of newish poems as the ‘Poetry Bites’ reader at OOTA‘s lunch. Join us from 11:45am to 1pm on Friday 28 August 2015 at the Fremantle Arts Centre cafe, 1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle.

Afterwards there is a poetry class with Shane McCauley upstairs in room 3. The class costs $20 for OOTA members and $25 for non-members.

Devils in the Details

Next Tuesday 23 June I’m giving a 10-minute presentation as part of the Time, Text and People group’s ‘Devils in the Details’ research event. My presentation is entitled The whole is greater than the sum of the details: emergence in a non-linear text. I will present a poem, then pose some questions about it in the hope of generating discussion.

Devils in the Details: When the small things make all the difference in Humanities research

Edith Cowan University Mt Lawley, Room 10.307/308
Tuesday 23 June 2015, 1-4pm

In a world of increasing spectacle, instantaneous social media, and 24-hour infotainment, the detailed work of scholars has for some come to seem archaic and quaint – yet remains essential for the advancement of human knowledge and self-understanding. From little-known facts, parallax views and technical errors, to close-readings of texts and events, when have small details been vital to illuminating and clarifying aspects of your work, or revealed the fundamental flaws in accepted interpretations?


1.00pm – Dr David Robinson – ‘Welcome and Introduction’.
1.10pm – Dr David Robinson – ‘Rebels in the Footnotes – the Comoro Islands and the Mozambican Civil War’.
1.30pm – Dr Leigh Straw – ‘A Woman’s Record: Mary Ann Sweetman’s Life of Crime’.
1.50pm – Prof Quentin Beresford – ‘Defamation and Biography: When the Details Matter’.
2.10pm – Break
2.20pm – Jackson (PhD Candidate) – ‘The whole is greater than the sum of the details: emergence in a non-linear text’.
2.40pm – Dr Susan Hart – ‘Vital Statistics: Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates’.
3.00pm – Ben Hale (PhD Candidate) – ‘The ANC as Winner or Loser?: A closer look at the 2014 South African national elections’.

Attendance is open to all interested researchers.