Josephine Scicluna was awarded her PhD in 2007 and has been teaching in Professional and Creative writing and Literary Studies for the past 12 years. She is a published poet and fiction writer and has won several awards. Over the past ten years she has been inventing and exploring diverse, hybrid and parodic forms in collaboration with musicians, sound artists, film makers and playwrights. Her work has been broadcast on ABC RN’s ‘Soundproof’ & ‘Poetica’, RRR-FM, 3CR-AM and Highlands-FM. Her joint academic articles and creative works have been making contributions to the field of practice-led research in the areas of music, sound and poetry performance. Her ongoing research focuses on sound as a creator of space and place (in light of the domination of the visual in much cultural theory), and experimentation in music, words and voice using techniques such as reverberation, repetition, and ‘matting’(rhizomic) effects. A committee member of the Melbourne branch of PEN International, she also lectures at the Melbourne Free University in a program offered to people seeking asylum.