Stephanie Green is an Australian writer and academic. Her creative work includes short fiction, poetry, essays and cultural journalism, published in journals such as Axon, TEXT Journal, Griffith Review, Overland, and a variety of anthologies and collections. Her writing has been recognised in numerous literary awards, including The Age Short Story Award (1991) and the Hal Porter Short Story Award (2012). She published a collection of short fiction entitled Too Much Too Soon with Pandanus Press in 2006 and a selection of her poetry, Shadow Memories, has been produced as catalogue, to accompany an exhibition of associated drawings by Melbourne artist James Yuncken (Insula, 2015). She also contributes to the International Prose Poetry Project. Stephanie teaches writing in the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science at Griffith University, where she is Program Director for the Graduate Certificate in Creative and Professional Writing. Her academic books and journal articles include studies in creative writing, biography, literary and screen culture, including, The Public Lives of Charlotte and Marie Stopes (London: Pickering & Chatto, 2013), ‘Romanticism and Contemporary Australian Writing’ TEXT Journal Special Issue 41 (edited with Paul Hetherington, 2017) and ‘The Deflected Subject: ethics, objects and writing,’ Axon Journal 2 (2012).
These prose poems – I would like to call them ‘moments of poetry – recall journeys and intimacies, spaces of habitation, daily practices of denial, rescue affection or assertation. They reflect on negotiations between body and mind that can so fiercely mark the experience of womanhood, striving to capture the intermittent intensity of this ‘boundless resistance’ through the impact of summer and winter storms.