Owen Bullock has published three collections of poetry, four books of haiku and a novella. He has edited a number of journals and anthologies, including Poetry New Zealand and Kokako. Originally from Cornwall he lived in New Zealand for twenty-five years before migrating to Australia in 2014 to undertake a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Canberra (UC), looking at the work of Alistair Paterson, Alan Loney and Michele Leggott. This was completed in 2017 and his creative project, Semi, published as a collection by Puncher & Wattmann. He’s still in Australia, teaching creative writing at UC.
Recent Work Press: https://recentworkpress.com/writers/owen-bullock/
Haiku Showcase: https://poetrysociety.org.nz/affiliates/haiku-nz/nz-haiku-showcase/owen-bullock/
Rochford Street Review: https://rochfordstreetreview.com/2017/07/10/featured-writer-owen-bullock-six-poems-and-three-untitled-prose-poems/
Journal of Poetics Research: http://poeticsresearch.com/article/owen-bullock-4-poems/
The first six poems are from the collection Semi. The last four are from Work & Play (Recent Work Press, 2017). ‘A little less erasure’ was inspired by Alan Loney’s ‘The erasure tapes’. This poem, together with ‘(from) Las tals oov Masses Aroynghtbokkle’, ‘Yeah. Yeah that’s it bro’ and ‘Installing’, were written as part of the Prose Poetry Project hosted by the International Poetry Studies Institute at UC. ‘Ox’ is composed of mostly found material.