Poetry and Poetics and Contemporary Eco-fiction (Postcolonial Studies, ecocriticism and creative writing)
A. Frances Johnson is a prize-winning poet, author and artist and is Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Melbourne where she teaches Poetry and Poetics, and Contemporary Eco-fictions. Rendition for Harp & Kalashnikov is her third book of poetry (Puncher and Wattman 2017). The Wind-up Birdman of Moorabool Street (Puncher and Wattmann) won the 2012 Michel Wesley Wright Prize. In 2015, she won the Griffith University-Josephine Ulrick Poetry Prize and, in 2017, received an Australia Council residency (B. R. Whiting Studio) in Rome. A postcolonial novel, Eugene’s Falls (Arcadia 2007), retraces the Victorian journeys of colonial painter Eugene von Guerard and two associated solo exhibitions interrogate the construction of knowledge discourse around colonial landscape, agriculture and botany (Geelong Gallery 2010, 2015).