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IPSI team

Advisory board

Judy Beveridge (Australia), Kevin Brophy (Australia), Katharine Coles (United States of America), Judith Crispin (Australia), Philip Gross (United Kingdom), Jennifer Harrison (Australia), Michael Hinds (Ireland), Steve May (United Kingdom), Paul Munden (United Kingdom), Alvin Pang (Singapore), Peter Rose (Australia), Chris Wallace-Crabbe (Australia), Terri-ann White (Australia)

International Poetry Studies Institute partners

Affiliated organisations

Liaison group

Adam Aitken, Ali Alizadeh, Diane Fahey, Judy Johnson, John Kinsella, Dennis Haskell, Mike Ladd, David McCooey, Philip Neilsen, Antonia Pont, Sandra Thibodeaux, Petra White, Jessica Wilkinson

Management team

Paul Hetherington—Head

Paul Hetherington is Professor of Writing at the University of Canberra. He has published eight full-length collections of poetry, most recently Six Different Windows (UWA Publishing) which won the 2014 Western Australian Premier's Book Awards (poetry). He was a finalist in the 2014 international Aesthetica creative writing competition and shortlisted for the 2013 Montreal International Poetry Prize and the 2013 Newcastle Poetry Prize. With Jen Webb, he is a founding editor of the international online journal Axon: Creative Explorations.

Jen Webb—Deputy Head

Jen Webb is Distinguished Professor of Creative Practice and director of the Centre for Creative and Cultural Research at the University of Canberra. Her current research includes two ARC-funded projects: 'Understanding creative excellence: A case study in poetry', and 'Working the Field: Creative Graduates in Australia and China'. A poet and maker of artist books, she also writes scholarly works; her most recent publication is Art and Human Rights: Contemporary Asian Context (with Caroline Turner, MUP 2015).

Paul Munden—Program Manager and Coordinator, Collaborative Projects

Paul Munden is Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Poetry & Creative Practice) at the University of Canberra. He is General Editor of Writing in Education and Writing in Practice, both published by the National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE), of which he is Director.  He has worked as conference poet for the British Council and editedFeeling the Pressure: poetry and science of climate change. Analogue/Digital, a volume of his new and selected poems, is being published this year.

Shane Strange—Programs and publishing

Shane Strange is a Teaching Fellow in the Faculty of Arts and Design at the University of Canberra and an HDR member of the Faculty’s Centre for Creative and Cultural Research (CCCR). He tutors and lectures in Writing and Literary Studies. He writes poetry and short fiction and has been published widely in Australia, including Cordite Poetry Review, Rabbit Poetry Journal, Best Australian Stories; Griffith Review; Overland , Heat Magazine. In 2010, he was an Asialink Literature fellow. He is publisher and editor at Recent Work Press, a small poetry press based in Canberra, Australia.

Jordan Williams—New Media and Digital Poetics

Jordan Williams is Associate Dean Postgraduate Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Design at the University of Canberra. She has a PhD in Communication awarded for her creative thesis combining cultural theory and new media poetry to do with space, place and embodiment. She makes digital poetry in addition to teaching, supervising PhD students and carrying out research into writing, poetry and digital forms of both.

Lucy Dougan—Editorial

Lucy Dougan's poetry collections include Memory Shell (5Islands Press), White Clay (Giramondo), Meanderthals (Web del Sol) and On the Circumvesuiviana (Picaro). She works for the Westerly Centre at UWA and is poetry editor of Axon: Creative Explorations. Her PhD, concerning representations of Naples, was awarded in 2010. A new book, The Guardians, is forthcoming with Giramondo in 2015.

Katie Hayne—Program support

Katie Hayne is a Research Development Officer at the Centre for Creative and Cultural Research, University of Canberra. In this role she supports the running of IPSI events and research activities. Katie is also a web designer and emerging artist. She studied Visual Arts at the University of South Australia and has worked in photo-media and painting.