Deakin has an outstanding set of poetry scholars who are also award-winning practitioners, judges, and editors. Particular research expertise include:

Prose poetry
Poetry’s influence and interaction with other creative arts
Poetry and the sacred
Poetry in the world: rites, the everyday, activism, forms of care
Poetry in the digital age
Australian poetry: histories and pegagogies

Recent Publications:

Angelaki special issue on John Kinsella (articles by Cassandra Atherton, David McCooey, and Ann Vickery)
TEXT special issue, “Poetry Now”, edited by Cassandra Atherton, Sarah Holland-Batt and Jessica Wilkinson.

Forthcoming Publications

David McCooey, Poetry in the World (Monash University Press)

Ann Vickery, The Cambridge Companion to Australian Poetry

Ann Vickery and Philip Mead, eds. The Cambridge History of Australian Poetry (forthcoming 2022)

Series Editor: Palgrave Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics (Ann Vickery)

Cassandra Atherton and Paul Hetherington. Prose Poetry: An Introduction (Princeton UP 2020)

Ann Vickery, ed. The Cambridge History of Australian Poetry (CUP 2021)

Current Projects: “Poetry Now” TEXT Journal (Cassandra Atherton with Jessica Wilkinson and Sarah Holland-Batt)

Collaborations: Cross-institutional collaboration with University of California, Berkeley and Western Sydney University to bring together American and Australian poets and scholars, resulting in First Nations workshops, a conference, and anthology of Australian poetry published in the US. Collaborations have also taken place with University of Canberra scholars on prose poetry.

Staff hold positions on advisory boards like the Palgrave Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics (Ann Vickery).


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