In this issue, I wanted to escape the recent incarnation of ‘creative cities’ as a policy provision for artist-led urban renewal in western cityscapes rapidly transformed by de-industrialisation and the continued expansion of suburban living. Instead I wanted to return to a basic sense of the interaction of art and city: to see how artists, writers and poets worked within and tried to understand ‘the city’ or ‘the urban’ in and through their own practice: as inspiration, as material, as context, as milieu.
This issue of Axon brings together a number of papers presented at the 2013 symposium, ‘The Real Through Line,’* as well as additional works, including new poetry, solicited in response to the symposium’s foci.
This issue of Axon explores many aspects and facets of poetry—how poetry constitutes knowledge; how it is made; how poets think about their work; and how poetry may be understood as research.
Axon: Creative Explorations, Vol 3, No 2, October 2013
Axon: Creative Explorations, Vol 3, No 1, March 2013
Axon: Creative Explorations, Vol 2, No 1, September 2012
Axon: Creative Explorations, Vol 1, No 2, March 2012
Axon: Creative Explorations, Vol 1, No 1, September 2011