Hazel Smith is a poet, performer and new media artist. She has published three volumes of poetry including The Erotics of Geography: poetry, performance texts, new media works, with accompanying CD Rom, Tinfish Press, Kaneohe, Hawaii, 2008; three CDs of poetry and performance work and numerous collaborative multimedia works. She is a member of austraLYSIS, the sound and intermedia arts group; has performed and presented her work extensively internationally; has been commissioned by the ABC to write several works for radio and has been co-recipient of numerous Australia Council for the Arts grants. Hazel is a Research Professor in the Writing and Society Research Centre at Western Sydney University, and is the author of several academic and pedagogical books including The Writing Experiment: strategies for innovative creative writing, Allen and Unwin, 2005; her latest monograph on the contemporary literature-music relationship will be published by Routledge in 2016.