Christian Bök

Christian Bök is the author of Eunoia (2001), a bestselling work of experimental literature, which has gone on to win the Griffin Prize for Poetic Excellence. Bök is currently working on The Xenotext — a project that requires him to encipher a poem into the genome of a bacterium capable of surviving in any inhospitable environment. Bök is a Fellow in the Royal Society of Canada, and he teaches at Charles Darwin University.


Crystallography (Coach House Books, 1994, 2nd revised edition, 2003)

Eunoia (Coach House Books, 2001)

The Xenotext, Book 1 (Coach House Books, 2015)

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Coach House Books

Postmodern Culture

Poetry on the Move

Melinda Smith

Melinda Smith

Melinda Smith is the author of six books of poetry, most recently Goodbye, Cruel (Pitt St Poetry, 2017) and Members Only (with artist Caren Florance, Recent Work Press, 2017). She is a former winner of the Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Poetry, and her work has been widely anthologised and translated into multiple languages. She is based in the ACT and was poetry editor of The Canberra Times from 2015 to 2017. A selection of the misogynist language poems discussed in the podcast will appear in a chapbook called Listen, bitch, out from Ampersand Duck / Recent Work Press in October 2019.


Pushing Thirty, Wearing Seventeen (Ginninderra Press, 2001)

Mapless in Underland (Ginninderra Press, 2004)

First. . . , Then. . . Poems from Planet Autism (Ginninderra Press, 2012)

Drag Down to Unlock or Place an Emergency Call (Pitt Street Poetry, 2013)

Goodbye, Cruel (Pitt Street Poetry, 2017)

Members Only, with Caren Florance (Recent Work Press and Ampersand Duck, 2017)

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Melinda Smith poet

Australian Book Review, States of Poetry, ACT

Verity La interview

Axon: Creative Explorations

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