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Hetherington, Professor Paul

paul hetherington

Professor, Writing
Faculty of Arts & Design

Bldg, Floor & Room: 20, C13
Telephone: (02) 6201 2996
Facsimile: (02) 6201 2649
Paul.Hetherington@canberra.edu.au

Professor Paul Hetherington has published eleven full-length collections of poetry – most recently, Burnt Umber (UWA Publishing, 2016) and Gallery of Antique Art (RWP, 2016) – along with five poetry chapbooks. In 2002 he was the recipient of a Chief Minister's ACT Creative Arts Fellowship; in 2012 he was awarded a place on the 2012 Australian Poetry Tour of Ireland; in 2014 he won the 2014 Western Australian Premier's Book Awards (poetry); and in 2015-16 he undertook an Australia Council for the Arts Literature Section Residency at the BR Whiting Studio in Rome. He was a finalist in the 2012, 2013 and 2014 international Aesthetica Creative Writing Competitions; shortlisted for the 2013 Montreal International Poetry prize and the international 2016 Periplum Book Competition (UK); and commended in the 2016 Newcastle Poetry Prize. His poems have been published in anthologies, journals, magazines and on websites in a variety of countries – including the USA, England, Ireland, Denmark and Japan – and are part of the online Australian Poetry Library. His doctoral thesis explored the extent to which Emily Dickinson's poems may be read as autobiographical texts and, more generally, the ways in which Dickinson might, or might not be identified with her poetry's personae. Formerly publisher and events director at the National Library of Australia, he edited the final three volumes of the Library's authoritative four-volume edition of the diaries of the artist Donald Friend (volume four was shortlisted for the Manning Clark House 2006 National Cultural Awards) and was founding editor of the Library's quarterly humanities and literary journal Voices (1991–97). From 1990 to 2008 he edited the monthly magazine National Library of Australia News and he is a former editor of the Western Australian monthly multi-arts magazine Fremantle Arts Review. He is a former member of the Boards of Australian Book Review, and Conversations (published by the Australian National University). In 2011 he was one of the founding editors of the international online journal Axon: Creative Explorations. He is a former deputy chair of the Board of Manning Clark House, a former chair of the ACT Cultural Council, a former chair of the Australasian Association of Writing Programs (AAWP), and a former chair of the ACT Public Art Expert Advisory Panel, reflecting his abiding interest in the visual arts. He was one of the founders and former chair of the ACT Writers Centre. A more detailed list of Board memberships follows:

  • Member of the Board of Belconnen Arts Centre, 2015
  • Member of the Australasian Association of Writing Programs (AAWP) Publications Committee, 2013-
  • Member of the Australasian Association of Writing Programs (AAWP) Advisory Committee, 2013-
  • Deputy Chair of the Board of Belconnen Arts Centre, 2013-14
  • Deputy Chair of the Board of Manning Clark House, 2013-17
  • Member of the Board of Belconnen Arts Centre, 2012-13
  • Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Australian Book Review, 2012-14
  • Member of the Board of Manning Clark House, 2011-12
  • Chair of the Australasian Association of Writing Programs (AAWP), the Peak Body representing Australian and New Zealand writing programs, 2011-13
  • Chair of the ACT Cultural Council, the ACT Government's principal advisory body on the arts. In this role I led a 2008 working group that reviewed the ACT's arts sector, recommending a raft of infrastructure and other reforms, and an earlier process of developing and drafting a new strategic vision for the arts in the ACT (Arts Canberra: Action Statement for the Arts 2006–2008). Under my leadership the Cultural Council in conjunction with arts ACT delivered a variety of new arts initiatives and has reformed and streamlined the operation of the ACT Arts Fund, 2005-13
  • Member of the National Advisory Council of the Australian Poetry organisation, 2011-13
  • Participating Advisor at a Literature Board Meeting, Australia Council for the Arts, 2009
  • Advisor to the Photographic Heritage Foundation, Hong Kong, 2008-09
  • Chair of the ACT Festival Fund Committee, overseeing the funding process for the ACT's major annual program of festivals, 2008
  • Member of the National Liaison Group for the Australian Poetry Centre, 2007-08
  • Chair of the ACT Public Art Panel, the ACT Government's principal advisory body on public art. In this role I led the development and delivery of the first comprehensive policy and action framework for public art in the ACT (Action Statement for Public Art, 2007) and a forward plan for public art in the ACT, including the identification of all existing significant public art in the Territory. The Public Art Panel recommended and oversaw various processes for the acquisition, commissioning and installation of a wide variety of public art, 2006-11
  • Member of the Board of Australian Book Review, 2004-12
  • Chair of the ACT Festival Fund Committee, overseeing the funding process for the ACT's major annual program of festivals, 2003-06
  • Member of the Editorial Board of Conversations, a magazine published by Pandanus Books, the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, The Australian National University, 2003-05
  • Member of the Literature Committee of the ACT Cultural Council, 2002
  • Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Australian Book Review, 2002-04
  • Member of the Programming Committee for the 2002 ACT Spring Poetry Festival, 2002
  • Member of the ACT Advisory Committee for the Association of Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies 12th Triennial Conference (9–14 July 2001), 2000-01
  • Deputy Chair (Editorial) of the Board of Muse magazine, 1999-04
  • Deputy Chair of the ACT Writers Centre's Committee of Management, 1999-2000
  • Treasurer of the ACT Writers Centre's Committee of Management, 1998-99
  • Member of the Literature Committee of the ACT Cultural Council. Responsible for judging the ACT's major annual literary grants and awards, including the Creative Arts Fellowship (literature) and the ACT Book of the Year Award, 1998
  • Member of the Editorial Board for Government Electronic Publishing Standards, 1997-99
  • Member of the Australian Scholarly Editions Centre Committee, 1997-98
  • Chair of the inaugural ACT Writers Centre's Committee of Management. During this period the Writers Centre became the peak body representing writers in the ACT, achieving a membership of approximately 550 by the end of 1998. In 1997 the ACT Writers Centre won a Canberra Critics Circle Award for its contribution to the ACT community, 1995-98
  • Member of the Steering Committee which established the ACT Writers Centre (Inc), 1994-95
  • Chair of the Muse Review Working Party, 1994
  • Member of the Writers at Tilleys Organising Committee, 1993-95
  • Deputy Chair of the Australian National Word Festival Committee, 1993-95
  • Member of the Australian National Word Festival Committee, 1990-93
  • Member of the Selection Committee for the Western Australia Week Citizen of the Year Award, in the categories of Arts, Culture and Entertainment, and the Syd Donovan Youth Award, 1990
  • Member of the Festival of Perth Writer's Week Committee, 1990
  • Member of the Fremantle Children's Festival Committee, 1990
  • Member of the Centre for Studies in Australian Literature Committee, the University of Western Australia, 1988.

Biography

Areas of Teaching

  • Literary Studies
  • Editing
  • Creative Writing

Research Interests

  • Poetry
  • Imagery
  • Autobiographical memory
  • Creativity
  • The city
  • Ways of providing access to cultural materials
  • The use of new publishing technologies

Qualifications Obtained

  • BA (Hons), The University of Western Australia
  • PhD, The University of Western Australia

Recent Publications

A3 – Edited books

  • Hetherington, P, S Strange and J Webb 2014 (eds), Creative Manoeuvres: Writing, Making, Being, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 186 pp. (ISBN 9781443860369)
  • Hetherington, P (edited and introduced) 2006 The Diaries of Donald Friend, Volume 4, National Library of Australia, Canberra, 736 pp. (ISBN 0642276447)
  • Hetherington, P (edited and introduced) 2005 The Diaries of Donald Friend, Volume 3, National Library of Australia, Canberra, 736 pp. (ISBN 0642276021)
  • Hetherington, P (edited and introduced) 2003 The Diaries of Donald Friend, Volume 2, National Library of Australia, Canberra, 752 pp. (ISBN 0642107653)

B – Book chapters

  • Hetherington, P and P Munden 2017 ‘Revising “finished” poems: how often should we reinhabit creative works?’, in Dominique Hecq and Julian Novitz (eds), Inhabitation: Creative Writing with Critical Theory, Kent, UK: Gylphi (in press)
  • Hetherington, P and J Webb 2015 '"Research Active" vs. "Practice Active": Re-imagining the Relationship between the Academy and the Creative Arts Sector' in Jeri Kroll, Andrew Melrose, Jen Webb (eds), 'Old and New, Tried and Untried': Creativity and Research in the 21st-Century University, Champaign, IL: Common Ground Publishing, 2016, 1-20
  • Hetherington, P, S Strange and J Webb 2014 'Introduction: Creative Manoeuvres', in Shane Strange, Paul Hetherington and Jen Webb (eds), Creative Manoeuvres: Making, Writing, Being, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 1-5
  • Hetherington, P and J Webb 2014, 'Circles and Intersections: a practice-led exploration into poetry and visual affect', in Shane Strange, Paul Hetherington and Jen Webb (eds), Creative Manoeuvres: Making, Writing, Being, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 19-32
  • Hetherington, P 2006 'Introduction' to The Diaries of Donald Friend, Volume 4, National Library of Australia, Canberra, ix-xxi
  • Hetherington, P 2005 'Introduction' to The Diaries of Donald Friend, Volume 3, National Library of Australia, Canberra, ix-xxi
  • Hetherington, P 2004 'The Assimilation of Ideas', in The Art of Donald Friend: Ceylon, Australian High Commission, Colombo, 46-49
  • Hetherington, P 2003 'Introduction' to The Diaries of Donald Friend, Volume 2, National Library of Australia, Canberra, ix-xxxvii
  • Hetherington, P2000 'An Irreplaceable Song', in J Hooton (ed.),Rosemary Dobson: A Celebration, National Library of Australia, Canberra, 45-59

C1 Refereed articles in scholarly journals

  • Hetherington, P and R Robertson 2017 ‘Both Broken and Joined: Subjectivity and the lyric essay’, TEXT Special Issue: The Essay (in press)
  • Hetherington, P, C Hope and B Turner 2017 ‘Playful Seriousness and Serious Play: Poetry as creative practice in the international prose poetry project’, TEXT Special Issue: Making it New: Finding contemporary meanings for creativity (in press)
  • Hetherington, P and C Atherton 2017 ‘Poetry That Sees’, Cordite Poetry Review, issue 56.1, March 2017: EKPHRASTIC, ed Paul Hetherington and Cassandra Atherton, http://cordite.org.au/essays/ekphrastic-editorial/ (accessed 1 March 2017)
  • Hetherington, P and R Robertson 2017 ‘A Mosaic Patterning: Space, time and the lyric essay’ New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14790726.2016.1235204
  • Hetherington P 2016 (interviewed by Amy Hilhorst), ‘Prose Poetry and Painting with Words: In Conversation with Paul Hetherington’, in Westerly, Vol 61, no 2, December 2016, 160-70
  • Hetherington, P and B Soyinka 2016 ‘Creative Collaboration and Cooperation’, Axon: Creative Explorations, Vol 6, No 2, November 2016, http://www.axonjournal.com.au/issue-11/creative-collaboration-and-cooperation (accessed 26 November 2016)
  • Hetherington, P and C Atherton 2016 ‘Quotidian Metageographies: Prose Poems as Non-Fiction Postcards’, Rabbit: A Journal for Nonfiction Poetry, Issue 19, November 2016, 74-91
  • Hetherington, P and C Atherton 2016 ‘The Prose Poem as Igel: A reading of fragmentation and closure in prose poetry’, Axon: Creative Explorations, C1, August 2016, http://www.axonjournal.com.au/issue-c1/prose-poem-igel (accessed 4 October 2016)
  • Hetherington, P and C Atherton 2016 ‘Like a porcupine or hedgehog?: The prose poem as post-Romantic fragment’, Creative Approaches to Research, Vol 9 No. 1, 2016, 19-38
  • Hetherington, P, S Strange and T Eaton 2016 ‘Exploring the Intersections of Creative and Academic Life among Australian Academic Creative Writing Practitioners’, in New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing (UK), DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14790726.2016.1192195 (accessed 30 July 2016)
  • Hetherington, P and J Webb 2016 ‘Slipperiness, Strange Attractors, and Collaborative Sociability’, Axon: Creative Explorations, Vol 6, No 1, http://www.axonjournal.com.au/issue-10/slipperiness-strange-attractors-and-collaborative-sociability (accessed 23 March 2016)
  • Hetherington, P and H Rendle-Short 2015 ‘Looking and Seeing’, in in Axon: Creative Explorations, Vol 5, No 2, November 2015, http://www.axonjournal.com.au/issue-9/looking-and-seeing (accessed 20 November 2015)
  • Hetherington P and C Atherton 2015 '"Unconscionable mystification"?: rooms, spaces and the prose poem' (work in progress)
  • Hetherington, P and P White 2014 'Stretching the Imaginable', inAxon: Creative Explorations, Vol 4, No 2, December 2014,http://www.axonjournal.com.au/issue-7/stretching-imaginable-0(accessed 26 December 2014)
  • Hetherington. P and J Webb 2014 'Convergence', TEXT Special Issue: Creative Writing as Research III, November 2014 (http://www.textjournal.com.au/speciss/issue27/Webb&Hetherington.pdf(accessed 17 November 2014)
  • Hetherington, P and N McLoughlin 2014 'Fire Rituals', in Axon: Creative Explorations, Vol 4, No 1, July 2014, http://www.axonjournal.com.au/issue-6/fire-rituals (accessed 24 July 2014)
  • Hetherington, P and K Coles 2014 'Poetry and Passionate Thinking', in Axon: Creative Explorations, Vol 4, No 1, July 2014,http://www.axonjournal.com.au/issue-6/poetry-and-passionate-thinking (accessed 24 July 2014)
  • Hetherington, P and A Pont 2014 'Borrowings; or Ways of Making Poetry by Taking, Working and Returning: a study in creative practice', New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing (UK), Vol 11, No 1, (ISSN 1479-0726 (Print), 1943-3107 (Online)),http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14790726.2013.861852(accessed 22 January 2014)
  • Hetherington, P and A Fitton 2013 'Spectral Resemblances and Elusive Connections: a practice-led research dialogue between poetry and digital imagery', the American, British and Canadian Studies Journal, special issue: Creative Writing: New Signals, New Territories, Vol 20, Issue 1, ISSN (Print) 1841-964X, DOI: 10.2478/abcsj-2013-0011, August 2013, 17–38 (accessed 31 August 2013)
  • Hetherington, P and J Johnson 2013 'Lifeline and reclamation', Axon: Creative Explorations, Vol 3, No 1, March 2013,http://www.axonjournal.com.au/issue-4/lifeline-and-reclamation(accessed 29 March 2013)
  • Hetherington, P 2013 'Poetic self-inventions: hoaxing, misrepresentation and creative license in poetry', New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing, (UK), Vol 10, No 1, (ISSN 1479-0726 (Print), 1943-3107 (Online)), 18-32; also online at:http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14790726.2012.725747(accessed 25 February 2013) 
  • Hetherington, P and J Webb 2012 'Cretan Analogues: restorying ancient mythology', TEXT Special Issue: Creative Writing as Research II, October 2012,http://www.textjournal.com.au/speciss/issue15/Hetherington&Webb.pdf(accessed 9 November 2012)
  • Hetherington, P and J Harrison 2012 'An Open Heart and Mind',Axon: Creative Explorations, Vol 2, No 1, September 2012,http://www.axonjournal.com.au/issue-3/open-heart-and-mind(accessed 8 October 2012)
  • Hetherington, P and R Robertson, R 2012 'Creative Judgment and RReaching One Thousand: an interview', Axon: Creative Explorations, Vol 1, No 2, March 2012, http://axonjournal.com.au/issue-2/creative-judgment-and-reaching-one-thousand-interview (accessed 23 March 2012)
  • Hetherington, P 2012 'The Past Ahead: understanding memory in contemporary poetry', New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing  (UK), Vol 9, No 1, (1479-0726 (Print), 1943-3107 (Online)), 102-17; also online at:http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14790726.2011.615937(accessed 2 February 2012) 
    Note: In March 2013 this paper was selected for the New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing 10th Anniversary Collection: 10 Articles for 10 Years, http://explore.tandfonline.com/content/ah/new-writing-anniversary.php (accessed 26 March 2013)
  • Hetherington, P and L Dougan, L 2011 'Looking from the Margins: making and reflecting on poetry', Axon: Creative Explorations, No.1, September 2011 http://axonjournal.com.au/issue-1/looking-margins-making-and-reflecting-poetry (accessed 18 September 2011)
  • Hetherington, P 2011 'Sometimes Difficult, Always Diverse: aspects of contemporary Australian poetry 2010-11', Westerly, Vol 56, No. 1, July 2011, 50-66
  • Hetherington, P 2010 'Some (Post-Romantic) Reflections on Creative Writing and the Exegesis', in Donna Lee Brien, Sandra Burr and Jen Webb (eds), TEXT Special issue, Symposium: Creative and practice-led research—current status, future plans, Oct. 2010http://www.textjournal.com.au/speciss/issue8/Hetherington.pdf (accessed 17 March 2011)

C3 Non refereed articles

  • Hetherington, P and C Atherton 2016 ‘An Introduction to the Prose Poems’, Rabbit: A Journal for Nonfiction Poetry, Issue 19, November 2016, 6-8
  • Hetherington, P 2013 'Are Poems the Prayers of a Secular World?', Sotto Magazine, http://www.australianpoetry.org/2013/10/09/are-poems-the-prayers-of-the-secular-world/ (accessed 9 October 2013)
  • Hetherington, P and N Featherstone 2013 'Changing The Ground Of Existence: an interview with Paul Hetherington', in Verity La, http://verityla.com/changing-the-ground-of-existence-an-interview-with-paul-hetherington/ (accessed 12 August 2013)
  • Hetherington, P 2007 'Celebrating a Friend to Poets and Poetry', The Canberra Times, Panorama, 22 December 2007, 14
  • Hetherington, P 2007 'Finding and Losing Eden', The Griffith REVIEW, No. 14, Summer 2006–2007, 229-36 (also published as 'Losing Faith in Eden' in the Australian Financial Review)
  • Hetherington, P 2001 'Artist as Writer: the Donald Friend diaries as literature', Conversations: Occasional Writing from the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Vol. 2, No. 1, 44-66

E1 Conference publications: full written papers – refereed

J1 Major written works (book-length poetry collections)

  • Hetherington, P and J Webb (eds) 2016 Open Windows: Contemporary Australian Poetry—An English-Chinese Anthology, transl Tao Naikan, Shanghai LRN Joint Books Ltd (bilingual anthology, book: ISBN 9787542656179)
  • Hetherington, P 2016 Gallery of Antique Art, Canberra: Recent Work Press (book: ISBN: 9780994456540)
  • Hetherington, P 2016 Burnt Umber, Crawley, WA: University of Western Australia Publishing (book: ISBN 9781742588063)
  • Hetherington, P and J Webb 2015 Watching the World, Canberra: Blemish Books (work in progress)
  • Hetherington, P 2013 Six Different Windows, Crawley, WA: University of Western Australia Publishing (book: ISBN 9781742585086)
  • Hetherington, P and A Fitton 2013 Spectral Resemblances, Fairfield, Vic: Michael Silver (book: 9781740883757)
  • Hetherington, P 2007 It Feels Like Disbelief, Cambridge, UK: Salt Publishing (book: ISBN 9781844712854)
  • Hetherington, P 2003 Blood and Old Belief: A Verse Novel, Canberra, ANU: Pandanus Books (book: ISBN 1740760239)
  • Hetherington, P 2001 Stepping Away: Selected Poems, Canberra: Molonglo Press (book: ISBN 1876827106)
  • Hetherington, P 1998 Canvas Light, Molonglo Press, Canberra (book: ISBN 1876827025)
  • Hetherington, P 1995 Shadow Swimmer, Canberra: Molonglo Press (book: ISBN 0646226924)
  • Hetherington, P 1993 The Dancing Scorpion, Canberra: Molonglo Press (book: ISBN 0646121464)
  • Hetherington, P 1991 Acts Themselves Trivial, Fremantle: Fremantle Arts Centre Press (book: ISBN 0949206954)
  • Hetherington, P 1990 Mapping Wildwood Road, Pamphlet Poets, Series One, No. 4, Canberra: National Library of Australia (chapbook: ISBN 0642105014)

J2 Individual poems

  • Hetherington P 2017 ‘Meckering Earthquake’ (poem), in The Fremantle Press Anthology of Western Australian Poetry, ed John Kinsella and Tracy Ryan, Fremantle, WA: Fremantle Press, 279-80
  • Hetherington P 2017 ‘Posture’ (prose poem), in Rabbit: A Journal for Nonfiction Poetry, Issue 20, February 2017 (in press)
  • Hetherington, P, Phil Day and C Atherton 2016 Dilly Dally, a concertina artist’s book with six prose poems, Richmond, Vic: Mountains Brown Press
  • Hetherington P 2016 ‘Inchings and Belongings’ (a sequence of three prose poems), in Westerly, Vol 61, no 2, December 2016, 148-149
  • Hetherington P 2016 ‘Skin Love’ (prose poem), Stride Magazine (UK), December 2016, http://stridemagazine.blogspot.com.au (accessed 2 December 2016)
  • Hetherington, P 2016 ‘In Paddocks’ Wide Spaces’, ‘The Flea Market’ and ‘This Evening Death sits’ (prose poems), Rabbit: A Journal for Nonfiction Poetry, Issue 19, November 2016, 6, 84 and 88
  • Hetherington, P 2016 ‘Expatriate’, ‘September’, ‘A Secret Collection’, ‘The Climbing Tree’, ‘Uncle Bible’, and ‘Meckering Earthquake’ (poems) in P Hetherington and J Webb (eds), Open Windows: Contemporary Australian Poetry—An English-Chinese Anthology, transl Naikan Tao, Shanghai LRN Joint Books Ltd
  • Hetherington P 2016 ‘Rowing’ and ‘Plumber’ (prose poems), Stride Magazine (UK), November 2016, http://stridemagazine.blogspot.com.au (accessed 22 November 2016)
  • Hetherington P 2016 ‘Love and Music’, ‘September’ and ‘The Old and Dreaming World’ (poems), in Contemporary Australian Poetry, Martin Langford, Judith Beveridge, Judy Johnson and David Musgrave (eds), Glebe, NSW: Puncher and Wattman, 270-71
  • Hetherington P 2016, ‘Black Dress’ (poem), in Sarah Holland-Batt (ed), The Best Australian Poems 2016, Melbourne: Black Inc, 85-86Hetherington P 2016 ‘Blanche and Henry’ (prose poetry sequence), in The Dangar Island Garbage Boat: Newcastle Poetry Prize Anthology 2016, Newcastle: Hunter Writers Centre, 28-30
  • Hetherington P 2016 The Taoist Elements: Earth (chapbook of 21 prose poems), Canberra: Authorised Theft (ISBN 9780994456571)
  • Hetherington, P 2016 ‘In Those Rooms’ (prose poem), Cordite Poetry Review, No 56: Explode, https://cordite.org.au/poetry/explode/in-those-rooms/
  • Hetherington P 2016 ‘A Stillness Near a Corner’, ‘She Said She Wanted to Live’, ‘We Found Old Starlight’, ‘In Sand Hills at Night’, ‘She’s on the Verandah’, ‘It’s a Hand-me-down’, ‘Rubbed Between Fingers’, ‘I’m Making a Shrine’, ‘Red Is a Towel’, ‘There Aren’t Many’ (prose poems), in Shane Strange and Monica Carroll (eds) Pulse: prose poems, Canberra: Recent Work Press
  • Hetherington P 2016 ‘Refugees’ and ‘Visitors’ (poems), in Dan Disney and Kit Kelen, (eds), Writing to the Wire, Crawley, WA: UWA Publishing, 164 and 194
  • Hetherington, P and J Webb 2016 ‘Quartet for Strings’ (poetic sequence), in Axon: Creative Explorations, Vol 6, No 1, http://www.axonjournal.com.au/issue-10/quartet-strings (accessed 26 March 2016)
  • Hetherington P 2016 ‘Eyes’, ‘Black Dress’, ‘Gap’, ‘River’ and ‘Dwelling’ in Jen Webb (ed), Australian Book Review’s State of Poetry (ACT) anthology, https://www.australianbookreview.com.au/poetry/states-of-poetry/171-states-of-poetry-act/2964-states-of-poetry-act-about-paul-hetherington (accessed 22 February 2016)
  • Hetherington P 2015 ‘An Alternative Lodge’ (poem), in Michael Jasper and Jen Webb (eds) The Lodge on the Lake: A Design Ideas Competition, Canberra: Centre for Creative and Cultural Research, http://www.canberra.edu.au/multimedia/CMS-training/lodge/lodgeonthelakebook.pdf (accessed 10 December 2015)
  • Hetherington P 2015 ‘Roadways’ (poem) in Toasted Cheese 15:4 (December 2015) (US), http://tclj.toasted-cheese.com/2015/15-4/roadways-by-paul-hetherington/ (accessed 12 December 2015)
  • Hetherington P 2015 ‘Rooftop’ (prose poetry sequence), in Western Humanities Review (US), Vol 69.2, 179-184
  • Hetherington P 2015 ‘Wave’ (poem), in Panorama, the Canberra Times, 24 October 2015, 18
  • Hetherington P 2015, ‘What Was Left’ (poem), in Geoff Page (ed), The Best Australian Poems 2015, Melbourne: Black Inc, 33
  • Hetherington P 2015 ‘What Was Left’ (poem), Cordite 51.1: UMAMI, http://cordite.org.au/poetry/umami/what-was-left/ (accessed 4 October 2015)
  • Hetherington P 2015 ‘Touch’, ‘Sculptures’, ‘Hills’, ‘Ash’, ‘Green’ and ‘Shower’ (poems) in Shane Strange (ed) Seam: prose poetry project, Canberra: International Poetry Studies Institute, 16, 26, 38, 58, 66 and 87
  • Hetherington P 2015 Jars (chapbook of 21 poems), Canberra: Authorised Theft (ISBN 9781740884297)
  • Hetherington P 2015 ‘Five Occasions of Water’ (poetic sequence), Westerly, Vol 60, No 1, July 2015, 16-17
  • Hetherington P 2015 'Burnt Umber' (poem), in The Canberra Times(in press)
  • Hetherington P 2015 'Blood', 'Acts Themselves Trivial', 'Uncle Bible', 'Through a Window, Looking Back' (poems), in The Canberra Anthology, ed Geoff Page (in press)
  • Hetherington P 2015, 'An Alternative Lodge' (poems), in The Lodge on the Lake Design Ideas (in press)
  • Hetherington P 2014, 'Early Ambition' and 'Flute in a Museum' (poems), in Jordie Albiston (ed), The Weekly Poem: 52 exercises in closed & open forms, Puncher & Wattman
  • Hetherington P 2014 'Furniture' (poem) in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual 2015, York, UK: Aesthetica Publishing, 45
  • Hetherington P 2014 'Squirrel' (poem) in Westerly, Vol 59, No 2, November 2014, 263
  • Hetherington P 2014, 'Fox' (poem), in Geoff Page (ed), The Best Australian Poems 2014, Melbourne: Black Inc, 16-17
  • Hetherington P and J Webb 2014, Viscera: Poems (chapbook of 17 poems), Canberra: Dancing Scorpion Press (ISBN 9781740884037)
  • Hetherington, P 2014, 'Refugee' (poem), in Social Alternatives, 2013, Vol 32, No 3 (in press)
  • Hetherington P 2014, 'A Museum of the Future' (poem), in Tim Jones and P.S. Cottier (eds), The Stars Like Sand: Australian Speculative Poetry, Brisbane: Interactive Publications, 85
  • Hetherington P 2013 'The Market Seller' (poem), in When the Moon is Swimming Naked: Australasian poetry for the Chinese youngster, Kit Kelen and Mark Carthew (eds), Macao: ASM Poetry, 50-51
  • Hetherington P 2013 'Angels at Nedlands Primary School, 1968' (poem) in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual 2014, York, UK:Aesthetica Publishing, 36
  • Hetherington P 2013, 'House' (poem) in Mary Dalton and Sean O'Brien (eds), Global Poetry Anthology 2013, Montreal: Vehicule Press, 41-42
  • Hetherington P 2013, 'Six Bells' (poem) in Now You Shall Know: Newcastle Poetry Prize Anthology 2013, Newcastle: Hunter Writers Centre, 107-110
  • Hetherington P 2013, 'Five Abstractions of Blue' (poem), in Lisa Gorton (ed), The Best Australian Poems 2013, Melbourne: Black Inc, 66-68
  • Hetherington P 2013, 'House' (poem) in the Montreal International Poetry Prize Longlist Anthology, ed Mary Dalton, Keki N. Daruwalla, Kwame Dawes, Kendel Hippolyte, Medbh McGuckian, Sean O'Brien, Michael Harris, Robyn Sarah, Nicolette Stasko, Chase Twichell,http://montrealprize.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/2013-Longlist-Anthology.pdf , 50-51 (accessed 19 September 2013)
  • Hetherington P 2013, 'Casual Sonnet' (poem), in My Word in Your Ear, Canberra: Word Press, September 2013, n. pag.http://mywordinyourear.wordpress.com/2013/09 (accessed 25 March 2014)
  • Hetherington P 2013, 'Suddenly' (poem), in Mark Tredinnick (ed),Australian Love Poems 2013, Melbourne: Inkerman & Blunt, 28
  • Hetherington P 2013, 'Squeeze-box' (poem), the Weekend Australian Review, March 30-31 2013, 22
  • Hetherington P 2013 'Reeds' (poem) in Meanjin: the Canberra Issue, 2013: 1, 161
  • Hetherington P 2013, 'The Muse Drafts Her Business Card' (poem) in Panorama, The Canberra Times, 23 February 2013, 24
  • Hetherington P 2013 'Bushfire' (poem) in Delys Bird (ed), Fire: A Collection of Stories, Poems and Visual Images, Witchcliffe: Margaret River Press, 71-72
  • Hetherington P 2013 'Blood' (poem) in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual 2013, York, UK: Aesthetica Publishing, 34-35
  • Hetherington, P 2012 'Tortoiseshell' (poem and explanatory text), inNotes for the Translators from 140 New Zealand and Australian poets, ed Christopher (Kit) Kelen, Macao: ASM and Cerberus Press, 184-87
  • Hetherington P 2012 'Shangri-La', 'Six Different Windows', 'Pompeii', 'Fifteen-Year-Old Inca Child Sacrifice', in About Place Journal, Vol 1, No 3: Peaks & Valleys, The Black Earth Institute,http://aboutplacejournal.org/section-2-poetry-one/paul-hetherington/ (accessed 2 November 2012), n.p.
  • Hetherington, P 2012 'Finding Loneliness' (poem) in Sense, Shape, Symbol: an investigation of Australian poetry, Brian Keyte (ed), Putney, NSW: Phoenix Education, 197
  • Hetherington, P 2012 'September' (poem) in Irma Gold (ed.), The Invisible Thread: one hundred years of words, Canberra: Halstead Press, 129
  • Hetherington, P 2012 'Cast-offs' and 'Green' (poems), in Indian Literature, 267, Jan/Feb 2012, Vol LVI, No 1, 117-18
  • Hetherington, P 2012 'Monterey Cypress' and 'Bombs' (poems),disClosure, 21, 2012, 'Self/Story: Perspectives on Life Narrative', 78
  • Hetherington, P 2012 Chicken and Other Poems, ed. Judy Johnson (chapbook of 20 poems: ISSN 1444-8424), Wagtail 119, Picaro Press, April 2012, 16 pp
  • Hetherington, P 2012 'Meckering Earthquake' (poem), Australian Poetry Members Anthology 2012,http://www.australianpoetry.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Metabolism-Australian-Poetry-Members-Anthology.pdf , 71 (accessed 20 March 2012)
  • Hetherington, P 2011 'Mustang' (poem), Montreal International Poetry Prize 2011 Longlist Anthology, ed Valerie Bloom, Stephanie Bolster, Frank M. Chipasula, Fred D'Aguiar, Michael Harris, John Kinsella, SinĂ©ad Morrissey, Odia Ofeimun, Eric Ormsby, and Anand Thakore, http://montrealprize.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/2011-Montreal-Prize-Longlist-Poetry-Anthology.pdf , 124 (accessed 2 December 2011)
  • Hetherington, P 2011 'Through a Window, Looking Back' (poem) in John Tranter (ed.), The Best Australian Poems 2011, Melbourne: Black Inc, 66-67
  • Hetherington, P 2011 'A Norse Greenlander, 1450' (poem),Australian Poetry Journal, Vol 1, No 1 (Beginnings), 23
  • Hetherington, P 2011 'Rain', 'Remembering' and 'River' (poems),Water II 2011
  • Hetherington, P 2011 'Parrots', 'Brothers', 'Holding' and 'Tissue' (poems) Verity La, July and August 2011 (http://verityla.wordpress.com/ )
  • Hetherington, P 2010 'The Rose' (poem), in Malcolm R Beazley and Judith Pugh (compilers), There's Something About a Rose, Friends of the Old Parliament House Rose Gardens, Canberra, 33
  • Hetherington, P 2010 'Linguist' (poem), in Dublin Poetry Review, [1.0] City/Freedom, 57-58
  • Hetherington, P 2009 'Slide' (poem), in Blue Dog, Vol 8, no. 15, August 2009, 46
  • Hetherington, P 2009 'Double Scull' (poem), in The Canberra Times, Panorama, 7 November, 2009
  • Hetherington, P 2009 'The Vanished Villages' (poem), in Island Magazine, no. 119, Summer 2009, 89
  • Hetherington, P 2009 'Skin' (poem), in J Kinsella (ed.), The Penguin Anthology of Australian Poetry, Camberwell, Vic: Penguin Books, 356
  • Hetherington, P 2008 'Blackberries' (poem), in Westerly, Vol 53, November 2008, 34
  • Hetherington, P 2008 'The Archivist' (poem), in Australian Book Review, no. 305, October 2008, 19
  • Hetherington, P 2008 'Chicken' (poem), in Antipodes, Vol 22, no. 1, June 2008, 46
  • Hetherington, P 2008 'Forage', 'Pond's Edge', 'Journal' (poems), in J Kinsella and A Pang (eds.), Over There: Poems from Singapore and Australia, 86-88Hetherington, P 2008 'Artist' (poem), in Meanjin, Vol 66-67, no. 4-1, 2007-08, 134-35

J3 Individual exhibition of original art

  • Hetherington P and Jordan Williams 2016 Lace: exploring the line in poetry, part of the Encyclopedia of Forgotten Things staff exhibition, CCCR, Faculty of Arts and Design, University of Canberra, at the Belconnen Arts Centre, 118 Emu Bank, Belconnen ACT 2617, 22 July to 14 August 2016
  • Hetherington P, Jen Webb and Andrew Melrose 2016 ‘he sat weeping on the shore (The Odyssey 5.82): remembering those who mourn’, part of the Encyclopedia of Forgotten Things staff exhibition, CCCR, Faculty of Arts and Design, University of Canberra, at the Belconnen Arts Centre, 118 Emu Bank, Belconnen ACT 2617, 22 July to 14 August 2016
  • Hetherington, P and J Webb 2015 Memory Fields, part of the Traces and Hauntings staff exhibition, Faculty of Arts and Design, University of Canberra, at the Belconnen Arts Centre, 118 Emu Bank, Belconnen ACT 2617, 7-30 August 2015
  • Hetherington, P and J Webb 2014 Viscera, exhibition at Manning Clark House, 11 Tasmania Circle, Forrest ACT 2603, September 2014 (in preparation)
  • Hetherington, P and J Williams 2014 The Caravan, part of theUnruly Orchestrations staff exhibition, Faculty of Arts and Design, University of Canberra, at the Belconnen Arts Centre, 118 Emu Bank, Belconnen ACT 2617, 13-29 June 2014
  • Hetherington, P and G Hinchcliffe et al 2014 DaDa Visualisaton, part of the Unruly Orchestrations staff exhibition, Faculty of Arts and Design, University of Canberra, at the Belconnen Arts Centre, 118 Emu Bank, Belconnen ACT 2617, 13-29 June 2014
  • Hetherington, P and J Webb 2014 Ribbons and Ruminations, part of the Unruly Orchestrations staff exhibition, Faculty of Arts and Design, University of Canberra, at the Belconnen Arts Centre, 118 Emu Bank, Belconnen ACT 2617, 13-29 June 2014
  • Hetherington, P 2013, contributing artist (poetry and commentary) to the City Of Trees Centenary of Canberra exhibition (curator Jyll Bradley), National Library of Australia, Parkes Place, Canberra ACT 2600, 5 July–7 October 2013
  • Hetherington, P and A Fitton 2013, Spectral Resemblances, Manning Clark House, 11 Tasmania Circle, Forrest ACT 2603, 30 June–12 July 2013
  • Hetherington, P and J Webb 2013 Circles and Intersections, part of the Imagine Canberra staff exhibition, Faculty of Arts and Design, University of Canberra, at the Belconnen Arts Centre, 118 Emu Bank, Belconnen ACT 2617, 21 June–7 July 2013
  • Hetherington, P, J Crispin and V Royds 2013 Nearly Birds, Photonet Gallery, 15a Railway Place, Fairfield Vic 3078, 5 May–25 May 2013
  • Hetherington, P, J Crispin and V Royds 2013 Nearly Birds, Belconnen Arts Centre, 118 Emu Bank, Belconnen ACT 2617, 18 January–3 February 2013

Major Reviews

  • Hetherington, P and C Atherton 2017 ‘No Settling Down’, a review of Graphology: Poems 1995–2015 (3 vols) by John Kinsella, in TEXT: Journal of Writing and Writing Courses (in press)
  • Hetherington, P 2015 A review of The Poet as Phenomenologist: Rilke and the New Poems by Luke Fischer, in Cordite Poetry Review, 52. Toil, http://cordite.org.au/reviews/hetherington-fischer-rilke/
  • Hetherington, P 2015 Paul Hetherington Reviews Towards the Equator by Alex Skovron, Australian Book Review, No 372, June–July 2015
  • Hetherington P 2014, 'Paul Hetherington Reviews The Turnrow Anthology of Contemporary Australian Poetry', a review of John Kinsella (ed), The Turnrow Anthology of Contemporary Australian Poetry, Monroe: Turnrow Books, in Cordite 48: Constraint, http://cordite.org.au/reviews/hetherington-kinsella/ (accessed 1 November 2014)
  • Hetherington, P 2014 'Dissolution and Reclamation', a review of John Mateer's Unbelievers, or 'The Moor', in Sydney Review of Books, http://sydneyreviewofbooks.com/john-mateer-unbeliers-review/, n.p. (accessed 15 April 2014)
  • Hetherington, P 2013 'Road Trip to Piccadilly' (a review of the Australia exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, London, 21September–8 December 2013), Australian Book Review, No 356, November 2013, 55-56
  • Hetherington, P 2013 'Haunted Rooms', a review of Lisa Gorton's Hotel Hyperion, in Sydney Review of Books, http://sydneyreviewofbooks.com/haunted-rooms/, n.p. (accessed 5 May 2013)
  • Hetherington, P 2012 'The Better Life', a review of M Sharkey, Another Fine Morning in Paradise, in Australian Book Review, no 343, July-August 2012, 76
  • Hetherington, P 2010 'Contemporary Quest', a review  of A Gould, The Lake Woman: A Romance and A Gould, Folk Tunes, in Australian Book Review, no. 318, February 2010, 9-10
  • Hetherington, P 2009 'A Full Tank', a review of A Sant, Fuel, in Australian Book Review, no. 317, December 2009–January 2010, 71
  • Hetherington, P 2009 'Formal Music', a review of S Edgar, History of the Day, in Australian Book Review, no 314, September 2009, 61
  • Hetherington, P 2008 'Light as Breath Itself', a review of P Steele, White Knight With Beebox: New and Selected Poems, in Australian Book Review, no. 306, November 2008, 59-60
  • Hetherington, P 2008 'Disconcerted Memory', a review of L Dougan, White Clay, in Australian Book Review, no. 303, July–August 2008, 54
  • Hetherington, P 2008 'Travelling Through Light', a review of L Gorton, Press Release, in Australian Book Review, no. 298, February 2008, 52
  • Hetherington, P 2006 'Poetry and Obsession', a review of A Skovron, The Poet: A Novella, in Australian Book Review, no. 278, February 2006, 29
  • Hetherington, P 2005 'A Cool Light', a review of A Sant, Tremors: New and Selected Poems, in Australian Book Review, no. 274, September 2005, 44
  • Hetherington, P 2004 'Memory Reel', a review of P Salom, Toccata and Rain, in Australian Book Review, no. 263, August 2004, 57
  • Hetherington, P 2004 'Something About Mystery', a review of J London, The New Dark Age, in Australian Book Review, no. 261, May 2004, 40

Other - Editorial Services to the Discipline

  • Hetherington, P and C Atherton (eds) 2016 Cordite Poetry Review 56.1 EKPHRASTIC, http://cordite.org.au/content/poetry/ekphrastic/ (accessed 1 March 2017)
  • Hetherington, P and C Atherton (eds) 2016 Rabbit: A Journal for Nonfiction Poetry, Issue 19, November 2016, Prose Poetry
  • Hetherington, P 2013- Founding Editorial Committee member,Meniscus (online journal), Australasian Association of Writing Programs, Australia
  • Hetherington, P 2013 Editor (with Penelope Layland) of the publication: Ian Templeman, The Watchmaker's Imprint, Canberra: Tin Kettle Books (book: ISBN 9780646900346)
  • Hetherington, P 2011- Co-founding editor, Axon: Creative Explorations (online journal), Canberra: University of Canberra
  • Hetherington, P 2010 Consultant managing editor to establish the National Library of Australia's project to publish in association with Australian Capital Equity, Pierre Bernard Milius: Last Commander of the Baudin Expedition: The Journal 1800-1804, transl and annotated by Kate Pratt, intro by Anthony J Brown, Canberra: National Library of Australia (book: ISBN 9780642277930; published 2013), 768 pp
  • Hetherington, P 2009 Co-editor, The National Library Magazine(quarterly magazine), Canberra: National Library of Australia
  • Hetherington, P 1990-2008 Editor, National Library of Australia News (monthly magazine), Canberra: National Library of Australia
  • Hetherington, P 2001-06 Occasional Publisher's Reader for Pandanus Books, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, the Australian National University
  • Hetherington, P 1998-2000 Poetry Editor, the Canberra Times (daily newspaper), Canberra
  • Hetherington, P 1991-97 Editor, Voices: The Quarterly Journal of the National Library of Australia (quarterly print journal), Canberra: National Library of Australia

Awards

  • Shortlisted for the international 2016 Periplum Book Competition (UK) for the manuscript, The Green Hare
  • Shortlisted and Commended for the 2016 Newcastle Poetry Prize for the poem ‘Blanche and Henry’
  • Received a special commendation for my sustained contributions to the Creative Arts Discipline in the 2015 Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Awards: Research Excellence, Humanities and the Creative Arts, University of Canberra
  • Finalist in the 2014 international Aesthetica Creative Writing Competition (poetry) for the poem 'Furniture'
  • Received a commendation in the 2014 Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Awards: Research Excellence, Humanities and the Creative Arts, University of Canberra
  • Winner of the 2014 Western Australian Premier's Book Awards (Poetry) for the book Six Different Windows
  • Awarded an $18,000 (plus accommodation) Australia Council for the Arts Literature Board Residency in The BR Whiting Studio in Rome for a practice-led research project entitled 'Roman Paintings', 3 August 2015 to 29 January 2016
  • Finalist in the 2013 international Aesthetica Creative Writing Competition (poetry) for the poem 'Angels at Nedlands Primary School, 1968'
  • Shortlisted for the 2013 Newcastle Poetry Prize for the poem 'Six Bells'
  • Shortlisted for the 2013 Montreal International Poetry Prize for the poem 'House'
  • Finalist in the 2012 international Aesthetica Creative Writing Competition (poetry) for the poem 'Blood'
  • Awarded a place on the 2012 Australian Poetry Tour to Ireland
  • Longlisted for the 2011 Montreal International Poetry Prize for the poem 'Mustang'
  • Shortlisted for the Manning Clark House 2006 National Cultural Awards (for The Diaries of Donald Friend, Vol 4)
  • Shortlisted for the 2004 ACT Poetry Award for the poem 'Abschied'
  • Shortlisted for the 2003 Colin Roderick Award for the best book of the year published in Australia dealing with any aspect of Australian life for the book Blood and Old Belief
  • Shortlisted for the 2003 Western Australian Premier's Book Awards (Poetry) for the book Blood and Old Belief
  • Highly Commended in the 2003 ACT Poetry Award
  • Awarded a 2002 Chief Minister's ACT Creative Arts Fellowship
  • Winner of the 1997 ANUTECH Poetry Prize for the poem 'September'
  • Shortlisted for the 1997 Newcastle Poetry Prize for the poetic sequence 'Recovery'
  • Shortlisted for the 1996 Newcastle Poetry Prize for the poetic sequence 'Domestic Suite'
  • Shortlisted for the 1996 ANUTECH Poetry Prize
  • Winner of the 1996 Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Book of the Year Award for the book Shadow Swimmer
  • Shortlisted for the 1994 ANUTECH Poetry Prize
  • Finalist in the 1993 Antipodes Poetry Contest (USA) for the poetic sequence 'Writing the Country'