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Poetry from Hazel Smith and Matt Welton

Monday, 22nd October, 2018    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Five Leaves Bookshop*
14a Long Row, Nottingham, NG1 2DH

In association with Nottingham Poetry Exchange, we are pleased to welcome the experimental poet Hazel Smith, from Australia. Hazel will be joined by acclaimed poet,  Matthew Welton, who also lectures in creative writing at The University of Nottingham.

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Hazel Smith is a poet, performer and new media artist, and has published four volumes of poetry, three CDs of performance work and numerous multimedia works.  Her volume, Word Migrants, was published by Giramondo Publishing, Sydney. The Erotics of Geography: poetry, performance texts, new media works, with accompanying CD Rom, was published by Tinfish Press, Kaneohe, Hawaii. In 2016 her multimedia collaboration ‘motions’ with Will Luers and Roger Dean was included in the Electronic Literature Collection 3: the premier international anthology of electronic writing.  Her collaboration with Will Luers and Roger Dean ‘novelling’ was shortlisted for the ‘Turn on Literature Prize’, an initiative of the Creative Europe Program of the European Union. She is a member of austraLYSIS, the sound and intermedia arts group, and has performed her work extensively in the US, Europe, UK and Australasia. Her website is at www.australysis.com

You can hear Hazel read at  http://www.australysis.com/hear-see-read/aLYS-works/worksHText.html

Hazel Smith was a research professor in the Writing and Society Research Centre at the Western Sydney University from 2007-2017 and is now an adjunct professor. She is author of The Contemporary Literature-Music Relationship: intermedia, voice, technology, cross-cultural exchange, Routledge, The Writing Experiment: strategies for innovative creative writing, Allen and Unwin, and Hyperscapes in the Poetry of Frank O’Hara: difference, homosexuality, topography, Liverpool University Press. She is co-author of Improvisation, Hypermedia and The Arts Since 1945, Harwood Academic, 1997 and co-editor with Roger Dean of Practice-led Research, Research-led Practice in the Creative Arts, Edinburgh University Press.

Award-winning poet Matthew Welton is known for his playful and experimental approach to language.
Matthew Welton is the author of The Book of Matthew (Carcanet 2003), We needed coffee but… (Carcanet 2009), The Number Poems (Carcanet 2016) and Squid Squad (Moschatel Press). He has won the Jerwood-Aldeburgh Prize, the Eric Gregory Award, and is a lecturer in Writing and Creativity at the University of Nottingham.
Matthew uses repetition, patterns and numbers in his work, and has collaborated with writers, musicians and visual artists

Admission £3, including refreshments. Please let us know you are coming on events@fiveleaves.co.uk