Wednesday 6 December  
9.00 – 9.30 am Registration
9.30 – 10.15 am Introductory panel on form and fragmentation: Anna Jackson, Helen Rickerby, Vana Manasiadis, Pip Adam, and Harry Ricketts
10.15 – 11.15 am Keynote talk: Ian Rae: The Vogue of the Lyric Essay: Anne Carson and the Seneca Review
11.15 – 11.45 am Morning tea
11.45 am – 12.45 pm On boundaries and intersections

Bryan Walpert: Non-Poetry: Thoughts on the Lyric Essay and the Expository Poem

Amy Brown: Trying to Release the Essay from Captivity

12.45 – 2.00 pm Lunch
2.00 – 3.30 pm On form

Sally Evans: Poetry and the footnote

John McGhee: Ten-second Essays and One-and-a-half Truths: Poetic Aphorisms

Alison Glenny: “An empty space where the apparatus had been”: Fragment, Paratext, and Erasure in Kristina Marie Darling’s Hybrid Poetry

 3.30 – 4.00 pm Readings:

Yasmin Heisler

Vana Manasiadis

Amy Brown

4.00 – 4.30 pm Afternoon tea
4.30 – 5.30 pm On scope and scale, and on bacteria as the newest and oldest media

Christian Bök: The Unkillable Poet

Kathryn Walls: Alexander Pope on Cruelty to Animals: From Persuasion to Damnation

Thursday 7 December
9.30–11.00 am Politics, code-switching and public language #1

Joan Fleming: “Folk without a poetic sensibility may have problems of comprehension”: the Intercultural Ethics of Craig San Roque

J.T. Welsch: Poetry as Content: the Network Value of Lyrical Thought

Maraea Rakuraku: The Growth of Māori Political and Poetical Voice Online

11.00 – 11.30 am Morning tea
11.30 am – 1.00 pm On politics, code-switching and public language #2

Anahera Gildea: Code-switching in Māori Poetry: Resistance or Mātauranga Māori?

Tyne Daile Sumner: Lionel Fogarty and the Anti-Essay

Matthew Hall: Signalling, Screening and Incendiary Purposes: White Phosphorous in Andrea Brady’s Wildfire: A Verse Essay on Obscurity and Illumination

1.00 – 2.15 pm Lunch
2.15 – 3.15 pm Ambiguity, hybridity, subjectivity

Candace Fertile: Moving Towards Death

Alex Hollis: The Proximate Voice in Claudia Rankine’s American Lyrics

3.15–4.00 pm Panel discussion: on poetry, politics, and all forms of media: Helen Heath, Airini Beautrais, Vanessa Crofskey, Mary-Jane Duffy
 4.00 – 4.30 pm Afternoon tea
4.30–5.00 pm  Readings

Marie O’Rourke

John McGee

Alison Glenny

5.00–5.40 pm Some forms of poetry and the essay in practice

Mattie Sempert and Sophie Langley: What Can an Essay Do in Live Co-composition?

Pascalle Burton and Tessa Rose : 24 Hour Gym

 7.00 pm Public reading: Meow
Friday 8 December
9.30  – 10.30 am On thinking as a poet

Geraldine Burrowes: Thrills and Surprises in a Roundabout Way

Brian Blanchfield: A Poem is a Thinking Thing

10.30 – 11.00 am Readings

Vanessa Crofskey

Airini Beautrais

J.T. Welsch

11 – 11.30 am Morning tea
11.30 am – 12.30pm Keynote talk: Jenny Bornholdt: The Rocky Shore
12.30 – 1.00 pm Readings:

Helen Rickerby

Bonny Cassidy

Pernilla Vis af Vivere

1.00 pm – 2.00 pm Lunch
2.00 pm – 3.00 pm Place, perspective and form

Nikki-Lee Birdsey: Convergences of Poetry and the Essay in Her Own Work and the Work of W.G. Sebald

Diana Bridge: The Way a Stone Falls

3.00 – 3.30 pm Readings: Emer Lyons, Vivienne Plumb, Mary-Jane Duffy
3.30 – 4.00 pm Afternoon tea
4.00 – 5.00 pm On chase and catastrophe

Cliff Fell: There You Go: Notes Towards an Essay on Place and Silence

Therese Lloyd: Manipulations of Catastrophe: Genre-crossing in Anne Carson’s Ekphrastic Poetry

5.00  – 5.45 pm Panel discussion: lyric, thought, memory: connections, conclusions and loose ends: Angelina Sbroma, Marie O’Rourke, Ian Rae, Anna Smaill

Concluding remarks

7.00 pm Conference dinner at The Bresolin