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Crawford, Assistant Professor Jen

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Assistant Professor, Journalism and Creative Writing
Faculty of Arts & Design

Bldg, Floor & Room: 20, C20
Telephone: (02) 6201 5282
Facsimile: (02) 6201 2649


Assistant Professor Jen Crawford is the author of five poetry books and chapbooks, including Admissions (Five Islands Press, 2000), Bad Appendix (Titus Books, 2008) and Pop Riveter (Pania Press, 2011). She is a member of the advisory board for Poetry New Zealand, and is a contributing editor to Axon and the Journal of Poetics Research. She has taught in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore, where she was the founding coordinator of Nanyang Technological University's Creative Writing Programme. She received her PhD from the University of Wollongong in 2005 for a dissertation focused on magical child characters as they appear in millennial New Zealand fiction.

Research Interests

  • Poetry
  • Contemporary creative and experimental writing
  • Poetics, environment and the body

Qualifications Obtained

  • PhD, University of Wollongong
  • BCA Hons (1st Class), University of Wollongong

Recent Publications

Books & Chapbooks

  • Crawford, J (forthcoming, 2015) lichen loves stone. Tinfish Press; Kaneohe.
  • Crawford, J (2011) Pop Riveter. Pania Press; Auckland.
  • Crawford, J (2009) Napoleon Swings. Soapbox Press; Auckland.
  • Crawford, J (2008) Bad Appendix. Titus Books; Auckland.
  • Crawford, J (2000) Admissions. Five Islands Press, New Poets Series; Wollongong.
  • Alexander, L, P Herbert-Funk and J Crawford(1997) Fathoms. scarp productions/Five Islands Press.

Poems in journals and anthologies

  • Crawford, J (forthcoming, 2015) "glowing cloud". The Capilano Review. 3:26.
  • Crawford, J (2015) "Pink asper". Otoliths 37. Online at
  • Crawford, J (2014) "mantle" Landfall 228. 100-101.
  • Crawford, J (2013) "citronella", "a tempo". Mascara Literary Review. Online at <>
  • Crawford, J  (2013) "I CAN SEE THROUGH MY EYEBALLS" Axon 5 (University of Canberra). Online at  <>
  • Crawford, J  (2013) "a tempo". The Third Shore: Chinese & English-Language Poets in Mutual Translation. Eds. W.N. Herbert and Yang Lian. Shearsman.
  • Crawford, J  (2013) Excerpts from "Soft Shroud". Brief 49, 40-51.
  • Crawford, J  (2013) Excerpts from "Soft Shroud". Shearsman 95 & 96. 26-28.
  • Crawford, J  (2012) "viaduct". Dear Heart – New Zealand Love Poems. Random House.
  • Crawford, J  (2011) "THE BLACK VALLEY", "promontories". Jacket2.
  • Crawford, J  (2011) "Aah", "salt", Brief 43. 99-101.
  • Crawford, J  (2011) "clear days giant sacra". Mascara Literary Review.
  • Crawford, J  (2010) "fell bone", "from the hair I grew dreaming", "coda", "lake", "campus accommodations", "forest". All Together Now (New Zealand Electronic Poetry Centre). Online at
  • Crawford, J  (2010) "minty", "mountee", "the mentors", "minisher", "remonitor". All Together Now (New Zealand Electronic Poetry Centre). Online at <>.
  • Crawford, J  (2010) "when I said torchlight", "I needed to be tender", "I saw him – I said", "for lent, and spurred". Softblow, online at
  • Crawford, J  (2009) from Pop Riveter. Poetry New Zealand 38. 11-26.
  • Crawford, J (2009) "cup vertigo," "viaduct", "ALBUMBLATT." Shearsman 79 & 80. 3 pages.  "junkshop." (2008) Trout 15, online at
  • Crawford, J (2008) "ALBUMBLATT." Brief 36. 23.

Peer-reviewed journal articles

  • Bobis, M, J Crawford, L Neave and D Roma. (Forthcoming, 2015) "Imagine Water: An Archipelago of Mini-Essays on Water as Geography, Resource and Metaphor". Moving Worlds: a Journal of Transcultural Writings.
  • Crawford, J (2014) "Cultivating inter-being: human-plant society in Mei-mei Berssenbrugge's Hello, The Roses". Ka Mate Ka Ora: A New Zealand Journal of Poetry and Poetics. Issue 13.
  • Crawford, J (2013)"Soft Shroud: excerpts from a long poem." The Creative Manoeuvres: Making, Saying, Being papers – the refereed proceedings of the 18th conference of the Australasian Association of Writing Programs.
  • Crawford, J (2006) "Spaze: Void States and the Mother-Child Relationship in The Matriarch, The Dream Swimmer, Cousins and Baby No-Eyes". Kunapipi 27.2. 268-275.

Edited Journals

  • Crawford, J (2009) Brief 38.


  • 2014 Centre for Literature, Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) NTU: "The Intercultural Waters Project: a pedagogy workshop"(with M Bobis, L Neave, D Roma, S Lua).
  • 2014 National Arts Council, Singapore. "Towards the  NTU/NAC Singapore Writing Residencies 2014-2017" (with B Sherwood).
  • 2011 National Arts Council, Singapore. "Towards the  NTU/NAC Singapore Writing Residencies 2011-2014"
  • 2010 NTU Start-Up Grant. "Towards an archive of Singapore Poetry".