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Hi there, I'm Marina (they/she), an Adelaide-based writer, critic, creative, and current PhD candidate in Creative Writing (Life Writing).

I write largely about identity, queer experience, bodies, grief, and public/private spheres. I write short fiction, creative non-fiction, essays, poetry, and hybrid works incorporating materials, art, and photography.

In my research I examine fragmented life narratives of grief and trauma. I look at material objects and personal possessions as part of storytelling about loss. As a practice-led researcher my research and writing inform one another and I love exploring links between academic and creative work.

While I research personal archives and cardboard boxes, much of my work is about thinking outside and beyond 'the box' and asking questions about materiality and reality, personhood and objectification, creative flow and creative paralysis.

I regularly teach Creative Writing, English Literature, and Foundation Studies at Flinders University. 

Examples of my work can be found hereClick here for the details of my current PhD candidature at Flinders University and academic-work-related contact information. Further details about my academic work can be found on my LinkedIn profile, here. Finally, if you'd like to contact me regarding a creative project or other inquiry, please visit my Contact  page.


All photographs on this site are taken by Bee Saint James.