However, it is also a very readable, and easy to follow handbook, and can be used this way, chapter by chapter, to break writer’s block, as creative strategies, and as a series of cumulative exercises towards creating new and more innovative pieces of writing.The book is broken up into two parts, one providing introductory strategies (of the sort Smith might use with her undergraduates) and one with more advanced strategies (of the sort used with postgraduate students).
Smith draws on her extensive experience as teacher of creative writing at the University of New South Wales in Australia, her research work in this area, and perhaps most importantly, her personal experience as writer, performance poet, and collaborator.
As one would expect, the book is impeccably researched, and makes for fascinating reading in itself, and servers as a primer towards post-modernism, looking at a wide number of creative and challenging texts, from Barthes to Kristeva, and exploring the whole notion of self-expression in the context of this work.
Multimedia, the synoptic novel, sonics, performance modes, and the use of place and space are all examined as routes to creating work.
While advanced postmodern forms have all been explored as part of literary theory, this is the first time I have come across it in a writing manual, and Smith handles the difficult balance between analysis, clarity, and practicality very well.
She has performed her work extensively in the US, Europe, UK and Australasia, and has been co-recipient of numerous grants for austra LYSIS from the Australia Council for the Arts (including a key organization grant 2000-2004).
The Writing Experiment Strategies For Innovative Creative Writing By Hazel Smiths Online Creative Writing Degrees Bachelor
In 2012-13 she was a recipient of an Australia Council for the Arts Literature Board Digital and New Media Writing grant.Hazel was the founder editor of PLEASE NOTE: obtaining information from this Directory must be for the legitimate purposes of doing business with and within Western Sydney University, and must not be used for unsolicited bulk e-mailing (spamming) or similar purposes.My research interests span contemporary poetry, experimental writing, electronic literature, the relationship between literature and music and the creative process.Her most recent volumes of poetry are , (with accompanying CD Rom) Tinfish Press, Kaneohe, Hawaii, 2008.Formerly a professional violinist, she is a member of austra LYSIS, the sound and intermedia arts group.At the beginning of each chapter are a series of exercises, which, when complete, may form the basis for a whole text, the part of a text, or just a stimulus to further work.All of the exercises and examples are clearly laid out, and because of their post-structural nature and open-endedness, fun and thought-provoking.I am a creative writer currently involved in a number of creative projects including writing a new poetry book which will have both mixed-media content and an accompanying website with mutlimedia works.I am also currently engaged in creative collaborations with environmental artist Sieglinde Karl-Spence, ceramicist Joanna Still and filmmaker Ettore Siracuso.She has had five large-scale commissions from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and in 1992 her collaboration with Roger Dean, was nominated by the ABC for the prestigious Prix Italia Prize.She has performed her work extensively in the USA, Europe, UK and Australasia.