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Prof Bryan Walpert PhD, MFA, BA

Professor

School of English and Media Studies

Bryan is a poet, fiction writer, essayist and literary scholar. He is the author of three collections of poetry, Etymology, A History of Glass, and Native Bird; a collection of short stories, Ephraim's Eyes; and two scholarly books on literature: Resistance to Science in Contemporary American Poetry and Poetry and Mindfulness: Interruption to a Journey. He has been recognized by writing awards in New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the US. A Senior Fellow in the Higher Education Academy (UK), he has received a Vice Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence and a national Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award. He teaches 139.123 Creative Writing, 139.229 Writing Poetry, 139.280 Creative Nonfiction and 139.765 New Directions in Creative Writing. His supervision interests include poetry writing, fiction writing and contemporary poetry and poetics.

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Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: 09 212 7074
    Location: 2.34, Atrium Building
    Campus: Albany

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy - University of Denver (2002)
  • Master of Fine Arts - University of Maryland (1998)
  • Bachelor of Arts - Brown University (1989)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Creative Writing, poetics, science and literature

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Performing Arts and Creative Writing (190400): Studies In Creative Arts And Writing (190000)

Keywords

Creative Writing, poetry, fiction, 20th century American poetry, contemporary fiction

Research Outputs

Book

Walpert, BJ.(2017). Poetry and mindfulness: Interruption to a Journey. New York: Palgrave MacMillan
[Authored Book]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ.(2015). Native Bird. Wellington, New Zealand: Makaro Press
[Authored Book]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, B.(2011). A history of glass. : Stephen F. Austin University Press
[Authored Book]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, B.(2011). Resistance to science in contemporary American poetry. : Routledge
[Authored Book]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ.(2009). Ephraim's eyes. Nottingham, UK: Pewter Rose Press
[Authored Book]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ.(2009). Etymology. Gwynedd, UK: Cinnamon Press
[Authored Book]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2013). Aubade. In M. Dalton, S. O'Brien, C. Twichel, & N. Osundare (Eds.) Global Poetry Anthology. (pp. 18 - 19). Montreal, Canada: Vehicule Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2018). Tranquil. In Global Poetry Anthology. (pp. 75 - 75). Montreal, Canada: Vehicule Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, B. (2008). Dear persephone. (Vol. 150 (June 08)) ,Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, Wales: Cinnamon Press
[Scholarly edition]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2007). How to watch a snowfall. (pp. 88 - 89). Gwynedd, UK: Cinnamon Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2007). Apology. In J. Preston (Ed.) The infinity we swim in. (pp. 17 - 17). Wellington, New Zealand: New Zealand Poetry Society
[Chapter]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2007). Aubade. In The infinity we swim in. (pp. 13 - 14). Wellington, NZ: New Zealand Poetry Society
[Chapter]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2005). Twin Lakes, CO. In M. Wizansky (Ed.) Rough Places Plain: Poems of the Mountains. (pp. 54). Dartmouth, MA: Salt Marsh Pottery Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Whitt, M., Walpert, BJ., & Black, J. (Eds.) (2002). Opening doors: Guide to first-year-English. Boston, MA: Pearson Custom
[Edited Book]Edited by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2001). At the boar's head tavern, a neuroscientist explains to the girl beside him his theory that touch and pain are the same. In KAD. Ed (Ed.) 2001: A Science Fiction Poetry Anthology. (pp. 221). San Francisco, CA: Anamnesis Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2001). Static. In KAD. Ed (Ed.) 2001: A science fiction poetry anthology. (pp. 218 - 220). San Francisco, CA: Anamnesis Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2001). Transporting. In KAD. Ed (Ed.) 2001: A science fiction poetry anthology. (pp. 216 - 217). San Francisco, CA: Anamnesis Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2001). Narrative poetry. In ELH. Ed (Ed.) Encyclopedia of American poetry: The twentieth century. (pp. 490 - 493). Chicago, IL: Fitzroy Dearborn
[Chapter]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2000). Ghazal. In ASA. Ed (Ed.) Ravishing Disunities: Real Ghazals in English. (pp. 160). The anthology the poem appears in was published by the prestigious Wesleyan University Press: University Press of New England, Hanover, NH
[Chapter]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Whitt, M., Black, J., & Walpert, BJ. (Eds.) (2000). Breaking ground: Guide to first-year English. Boston, MA: Pearson Custom
[Edited Book]Edited by: Walpert, B.

Journal

Walpert, B. (2019). Organ Donation. Geometry. 3, 56-57
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, B. (2018). Experiment Touching the Spring and Weight of the Air. Takahe. 94(3), 9-9
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, B. (2018). Experiment Touching Bodies Indisposed to be Frozen. Takahe. 94(3), 9-9
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, B. (2018). Of the full stop. Takahe. 94(3), 8-8
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, B. (2018). Of the razor. Takahe. 94(3), 8-8
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, B. (2018). Of a small needle. Takahe. 94(3), 8-8
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, B. (2018). Of Incongruity. Takahe. 94(3), 7-7
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, B. (2018). An Attempt for the Explication of this Experiment. Takahe. 94(3), 7-7
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, B. (2018). Experiments Touching Cold (1). Landfall. 236, 91-92
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, B. (2018). On Harvey Dent. Medical Literary Messenger. 5(2), 6-8
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2008). Thank You, Persia. Mid-American Review. 28(2)
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2017). The new world. Terrain: A Journal of the Built and Natural Environments. Online, 1-7 Retrieved from https://www.terrain.org/2017/nonfiction/the-new-world/
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2017). The zodiac of his own wit: Poetry and history or, how to write a good lyric poem about history. Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2017. 2017, 230-245
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2016). Book Review: Physics Envy: American poetry and science in the cold war and after. Modern Philology. 114(3), E202-E204Retreived from http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/abs/10.1086/688055
[Book Review]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2016). This Poem is Conversational. Best New Zealand Poems 2015. Retrieved from http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/iiml/bestnzpoems/BNZP15/contents.html
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2016). Brass band to follow. Ika. 4, 126-127
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2016). Relativities. Ika. , 125-126
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, B. (2016). Prompted. Ika. 4, 24-27 Retrieved from http://ikahournal@gmail.com/
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.Contributed to by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2015). Forgetting. Cordite Poetry Review. 51 Retrieved from https://cordite.org.au/poetry/transtasman/forgetting/
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2014). The lazy gardener. Rock and Sling. 9(2), 19-29 Retrieved from http://rockandsling.com/about/
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2013). Oakura. Turbine: A New Zealand Journal of Writing. 13 Retrieved from http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/iiml/turbine/Turbi13/poetry/t1-g1-g1-t29-g1-t1-body-d1.html
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2012). Esplanade. Landfall. (223), 144-144
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2011). A Beginner's Guide to Birding. JAAM. 29 Retrieved from http://jaam.net.nz/previous-issues/jaam-29/
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, B. (2010). The winemaker's daughter. Many Mountains Moving. X(1), 216-217
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2008). 16 planets. New Zealand Listener. (3530), 46-48
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, B. (2008). Thank you, Persia. Mid-American Review. 28(2), 46-49
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, B. (2008). Traveling. Hayden's Ferry Review. 41, 8-8
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2007). What no one bothers to tell the birds. Only Connect. , 67-67
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2007). In the photograph. RUNES, A Review of Poetry: Connection. , 83-83
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2007). Victor must die. you are here: the journal of creative geography. 9, 28-33
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2007). Talk poem: Interruption to a journey. A Fine Line: The Magazine of The New Zealand Poetry Society. , 19-20
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2006). AIDS and the postmodern subject: Joan Retallack's "AID/I/SAPPEARANCE". Poetics Today. 27(4), 693-710
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2006). Closure. Bravado. 7, 9-9
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2006). Easter ode to Nancy. Rock & Sling. 3(1), 68-70
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2006). Postcard. Buckle &. 16, 37-37
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2006). Population: Two. The Modern Review. 1(3), 30-30
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2006). Attempt to define hole. The Modern Review. 1(3), 24-30
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2006). Meridian. The Modern Review. 1(3), 27-27
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2006). Webster's. The Modern Review. 1(3), 24-25
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2006). Thesis. Bryant Literary Review. 7, 6-6
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2006). Jacob. Bryant Literary Review. 7, 146-146
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2006). Horse story. Bravado. 7, 8-8
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2006). Waking. Bravado. 7, 7-7
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2006). Lethal. Bravado. 7, 6-6
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2006). Other people's dreams. Bravado. 7, 5-5
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2006). The scientist, my wife, explains satellite imagery. Bravado. 7, 9-9
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2006). How to watch a snowfall. Michigan Avenue Review. 1(1), online
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2006). Buildings after five. Bravado. 8, 9-9
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2006). Clouds over Seattle. Bravado. 8, 10-10
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2006). Chicago homes. Bravado. 8, 11-11
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2006). My mother is an onion. Bravado. 8, 12-13
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2006). Shell. Off the Coast. 12, 43-43
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2005). Today. New Zealand Listener October 22 - 28th 2005. 200(3415), 37-37
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2004). Russian moon. Divide: The University of Colorado's Journal of Writing and Ideas. , 23
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2004). Operation, October. Slant: A Journal of Poetry. 18, 103-104
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2004). Etymology (Free verse lyric poem). Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts. 16(2), 209
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2004). My father's painting. Rattle Poetry for the 21 Century. 10, 113
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2004). The art of paying attention: Nature, poetry and the nature of poetry. Campus Review.
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2004). Say what you mean: Revell, Shakespeare, and the pleasures of opacity. Poetry NZ. 29, 99-104
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2003). Recalling your explanation of the differences among lepidoptera. Mississippi Review. 9(3)
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2003). Mother, reading. Tar River Poetry. 43(1), 102
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2003). Cutting onions. Tar River Poetry. 43(1), 103
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2002). Winter scene. Gulf Coast. 14(1), 31
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2002). Still life with gerund (Free verse lyric poerm). AGNI. (55), 257-257
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2002). A darkness pulled out of us: Stanley Plumly and the elegy of relationship. Papers on Language & Literature. 38(3), 227-243
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2002). My father's signature. Segue. 1(1)
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2002). Still life. Segue. 1(1)
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2002). Waterside pavilion without rowboat. Segue. 1.1
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2001). Poem that begins with advice from Betsy. Poet Lore. 92(3), 21-22
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2001). Birds on a wire. Poetry and Prose From in Posse Review. (11)
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2001). Gravity. Poetry and Prose From In Posse Review. (11)
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2001). Ugly. The Drunken Boat. 2(3)
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2001). Aubade. The Drunken Boat. 2(3)
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2000). Improvisation. Crab Orchard Review. 5(2), 195-196
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2000). Six A.M. The Lyric. , 13
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.

Creative Work

Walpert, BJ., & Bain, S. (2004). Attempt to define hole. Festival of the New Arts 2004: Digital Dreams: Massey University/Globe Theatre, Palmerston North, NZ
[Performance]Authored by: Walpert, B.

Thesis

Walpert, BJ. (2002). Uncorrected proofs. (Doctoral Thesis, University of Denver)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Walpert, B.

Conference

Walpert, BJ. (2016, September). “Border Crossers: Identity, Place and New Zealand Voice(s).”. Presented at hi Ka: Building the Fire, Creative Writing Pedagogy Colloquium. Auckland University of Technology.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2015, December). “Here and Now: The Role of History in the Contemporary Lyric (Or, How to Write a Good Poem About History”). Presented at Colloquium on Poetry & History. Victoria University, Wellington, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2013, March). “Off the Radar: Teaching Creative Writing in New Zealand.”. Presented at Associated Writers and Writing Programmes Conference. Boston.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2013, November). Thoughts on value in the humanities. Presented at Ka Awatea Conference. Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2006, December). Sincerity: A question. Presented at Tertiary Writing Network Colloquium. Napier, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2004, August). Microscope and metaphor: The language of science and the art of poetry. Presented at Committing Voice Conference. Plainfield, VT.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2003). It's all in the delivery: An approach to teaching the music of language. In KR. Leo, & ASW. Eds (Eds.) Associated Writing Programs Pedagogy Papers. (pp. 57). Fairfax, VA
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ.(2001). Workshop exercise: Flesh, blood and the language of science. In Associated Writing Programs Pedagogy Papers: Association of Writers & Writing Programs
[Conference Other]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2001, May). Ambiguous authority: The critique of science in postmodern poetry. Presented at 2nd Annual Colloquium in Comparative Literature. University of Denver, Denver, CO.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Walpert, B.

Other

Walpert, BJ.16 Planets.
[Other]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2006). Late autumn wasp. (pp. 19 - 20). New Zealand Poetry Society
[Other]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2005, July). Modern American poetry. : Manawatu Workers' Educational Association.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Conroy, TJ., & Walpert, B. (2013, March). Off the radar: Teaching creative writing in New Zealand. In 2013 Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Conroy, T., Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2005). Matthews, William (1942-1997). (pp. 302 - 303). Checkmark Books
[Other]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2005). Hirsch, Edward (1950- ). (pp. 215 - 216). Checkmark Books
[Other]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2015). Smoke. : Montreal Poetry Award Longlist 2015
[Internet publication]Authored by: Walpert, B.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 3 2
Co-supervisor 1 1

Courses Coordinated

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Margaret Moores - Doctor of Philosophy
    Miniatures of Reality: An inter-photo-textual investigation of the intersections between prose poetry and photography
  • Janet Newman - Doctor of Philosophy
    A Tradition of Ecopoetry in New Zealand
  • Timothy Upperton - Doctor of Philosophy
    The Lyric “I” and the Anti-Confessionalism of Frederick Seidel

Co-supervisor of:

  • Jo Aitchison - Doctor of Philosophy
    Not Miss Dust: The Alter Ego in Confessional Poetry

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • 2015 - Johanna Emeney - Doctor of Philosophy
    Biomedical Discourse and the Discourse of the Lifeworld in Contemporary New Zealand Poetry on a Medical Theme
  • 2014 - Sarah Barnett - Doctor of Philosophy
    Nature, Fidelity and the Poetry of Robert Hass

Co-supervisor of:

  • 2015 - Lynn Davidson - Doctor of Philosophy
    Repetition as Revision: Explored through the Revision of Place in JackieKay's Fiere, Kathleen Jamie's The Tree House, and Crane, a Creative Composition by Lynn Davidson

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