Poetry. Crawford tills the ecological value of mnemonic and affective archives—where an early subjective attachment to the natural overcomes exploitative human-nature relationships. KOEL creates a third mindscape that explores cohabitant intimacies across species within the warm and dewy contexts of childhood memory, adolescent desire, and the adult effort to survive without harming other creatures.
Peter Kenneally @ The Australian
Jen Crawford is Assistant Professor at University of Canberra, and the author of five poetry books, including Admissions, Bad Appendix and Pop Riveter. 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.Author City: Canberra AUS