Brentley Frazer (b. Queensland, Australia 1972) poet, novelist, academic, literary critic, publisher and editor. His poems and other writings have been published in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, France, U.K, U.S.A, India, Japan and Slovenia.
In 2010, he wrote an MA thesis at James Cook University on creative nonfiction, the autobiographical novel and authentic voice under the tutelage of the true crime/nonfiction author Lindsay Simpson. He is currently in the final stages of a Ph.D. (poetry/experimental literature/creative nonfiction) at Griffith University supervised by the poet Anthony Lawrence and the writer Nigel Krauth.
Described by Dazed & Confused as a ‘21st century Baudelaire on acid’ Brentley’s unconventionality, radicalism, aggression, schizophrenia, non-adaptability and sublimity with hallucinogenic scenes and pornographic moments, a bizarre mix of elements of neo-symbolism and post-romanticism, wrapped in a form of hypertext prose, finds itself somewhere at the intersection of Burroughs, Breton, Rimbaud, Salinger and Ian Curtis. ~Tribuna Magazine
Ph.D. Candidate (Creative Nonfiction/Experimental Literature/Poetics) Griffith University 2013-2015
Abstract: A creative work consisting of an experimental nonfiction novel (literary nonfiction written with a constraint) and an exegesis.
Research Interests: Creative Nonfiction, Experimental Nonfiction, Literary Hybrids, Memoir, Dangerous Writing, Revolutionary Literature, Experimental Literature, English Prime, Poetics, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Techniques of Persuasion, Nonverbal Communication, Semiotics, General Semantics, Dangerous Writing, Minimalism, Post Humanities, Ontology, Hermeneutics, Paralinguistics, The Oulipo, The Outlaw Exegesis.
Master of Arts (Writing) James Cook University
Awarded January 2012
Modern Literature, Creative Writing, Writing for Media, Creative Nonfiction, Metaphor, Creative Work, Exegetical thesis on personal experience as qualitative research.
Publishing Editor Bareknuckle Poet ~ Journal of Letters ISSN 2204-0420 April 2014 – current
. Guest Lecturer – AAWP 19th annual Conference, Dec 2014 Wellington N.Z
. Guest Artist – Reality Bites Creative Nonfiction Festival October 2014
. Guest Artist – Spoken – Queensland State Library, January 2012
. Guest Artist – Oxfam Bookfest Poets Series, London July 2009
. Guest Artist – Wellington International Poetry Festival New Zealand 2004
. Guest Artist – National Poetry Festival 2004
. Event Coordinator – Speed Poets 2003 – 2005
. Guest Artist – Brisbane Writers Festival October 2003
. Guest Artist – Queensland Poetry Festival 1999-2003
. Event Coordinator – The Vision Area, Ric’s Bar, Brisbane 1999-2000
. Guest Artist – National Young Writers Festival 1998
. Guest Artist – Brisbane Fringe Writers Festival 1993-1998