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Associate Professor Bryan Walpert English, Poetry

Associate 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 the scholarly monograph Resistance to Science in Contemporary American Poetry. He teaches 139.123 Creative Writing, 139.229 Writing Poetry and 139.760 Wriiting Lyric Poetry: Blurring the Boundaries. His supervision interests include poetry writing, fiction writing and contemporary poetry and poetics.

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Professional

Contact details

  • Location: 2, Columbo Village Building 8
    Campus: Turitea

Qualifications

  • PhD - University of Denver (2002)
  • MFA - University of Maryland-College Park (1998)

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 Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 4

Research Outputs

Book

Walpert, BJ. (2017). Tranquil. In Montreal Prize Global Poetry Anthology. Montreal, Canada: Vehicule Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Walpert, B.
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. 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, BJ. (2017). The New World. Terrain: A Journal of the Built and Natural Environments.
[Journal article]Authored by: Walpert, B.
Walpert, BJ. (2017). Voice, Lyric, Tension. Pantograph Punch. Retrieved from http://pantograph-punch.com/post/nz_writers_voice
[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). Smoke. : Montreal Poetry Award Longlist 2015
[Internet publication]Authored 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. (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.
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.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 2 2
CoSupervisor 0 1

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Janet Newman - PhD
    A Tradition of Ecopoetry in New Zealand
  • Timothy Upperton - PhD
    Anti-Confessionalism: investigating the lyric "I" in the poetry of Frederick Seidel

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

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

CoSupervisor of:

  • 2015 - Lynn Alison Davidson - PhD
    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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