Professor Lisa Nell Samuels

Ph.D. in English, University of Virginia; M.A. in English, University of Virginia; B.A. in English, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill



Breach (poetry). Boiler House Press, forthcoming 2021.

The Long White Cloud of Unknowing (prose poetry and photographs). Chax Press 2019.

Foreign Native (poetry). Black Radish 2018.

Editor. A Transpacific Poetics (anthology). Co-editor Sawako Nakayasu. Litmus Press 2017.

Symphony for Human Transport (poetry). Shearsman Books 2017.

Tender Girl (novel). Dusie Press 2015.

Over Hear: six types of poetry experiment in Aotearoa New Zealand (essay). Tinfish Press 2015.

Anti M (creative nonfiction). Chax Press 2013.

Wild Dialectics (poetry). Shearsman Books 2012.

Gender City (poetry). Shearsman Books 2011.

Mama Mortality Corridos (poetry & drawings). Holloway Press 2010.

Tomorrowland (poetry). Shearsman Books 2009.

Throe (poetry chapbook). Oystercatcher Press 2009.

The Invention of Culture (poetry). Shearsman Books 2008.  

Increment /a family romance (poetry chapbook). Bronze Skull Press 2006.

Paradise for Everyone (poetry). Shearsman Books 2005.

War Holdings (poetry chapbook). Pavement Saw Press 2003.

Editor. Anarchism Is Not Enough. By Laura Riding. An annotated critical edition. University of California Press 2001.

The Seven Voices (poetry). O Books 1998.

Editor. Special Issue, “Poetry and the Problem of Beauty.” Modern Language Studies 27.2, 1997. 

LETTERS (poetry chapbook). Meow Press 1996. 

Research | Current

Poetry and poetics, experimental critical practice and literary theory, transnational innovative writing, multi-modal arts

Teaching | Current

ENGLISH 305 Modern Writing and Critical Thinking

ENGLISH 323 Contemporary Poetry

ENGLISH 343 Writing Poetry

ENGLISH 769 Representing Imagining

Postgraduate supervision

Current Doctoral Supervisions, PhD and Phd with Creative Practice (PhD CP)

Katea Duff, PhD CP, thesis to be lodged September 2020, sole supervisor

John Adams, PhD, thesis to be lodged November 2020, sole supervisor

Nisha Ghatak, PhD enrolled February 2018 50/50% co-supervision

Brianna Vincent, PhD enrolled August 2019, 50/50% co-supervision

Tristan Verran, PhD CP enrolled February 2020, 50/50% co-supervision

Michael Whittaker, PhD enrolled July 2020, sole supervisor



Melanie Rodriga [Read], assumed supervision in March 2020

Jemma Dixon, enrolled July 2020



40% research, 40% teaching, and 20% service

Areas of expertise

Poetry and poetics, experimental critical practice and literary theory, literary modernism, contemporary innovative writing, digital arts theory, transcultural creative writing

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Samuels, L. (2017). Bioautography and Carolee Schneemann's VULVA’S MORPHIA. Chicago Review, 60 (4), 154-174.
  • Samuels, L. N., & Tank, W. C. (5/11/2017). Tomorrowland [Film], Milwaukee Screening, Milwaukee USA.
  • Samuels, L., & Nakayasu, S. (Eds.) (2017). A Transpacific Poetics (1st). USA: Litmus Press. Pages: 200. Related URL.
  • Samuels, L. (2017). Symphony for Human Transport. Pages: 76. Related URL.
  • Samuels, L. (2015). Tender Girl A Novel. Pages: 198.
  • Samuels, L. (2015). Over hear: Six types of poetry experiment in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Kāne'ohe, HI: Tinfish Press. Pages: 45.
  • Samuels, L. (2013). Anti M. USA: Chax Press. Pages: 122.
  • Samuels, L. (2012). Wild dialectics. UK: Shearsman Books. Pages: 82.

Contact details

Primary office location

ARTS 1 - Bldg 206
Level 6, Room 631
New Zealand

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