Hazel Smith is a poet, performer and new media artist. She was a Research Professor from 2007 to 2017 at Western Sydney University, where she is now an Emeritus Professor. She is author of several academic and pedagogical texts including most recently The Contemporary Literature-Music Relationship: intermedia, voice, technology, cross-cultural exchange, Routledge, 2016. She has published four volumes of poetry including The Erotics of Geography: poetry, performance texts, new media works, Tinfish Press, Kaneohe, Hawaii, 2008, with accompanying CD Rom, and Word Migrants, Giramondo, 2016. She has also published three CDs of poetry and performance work and numerous collaborative multimedia works. She is a member of austraLYSIS, the sound and intermedia arts group, and has performed, broadcast and presented her work extensively internationally. In 2018, her multimedia collaboration with Will Luers and Roger Dean, novelling, was awarded 1st Place in the Electronic Literature Organisation’s Robert Coover Award.