EJ Baird - Poet
EJ Baird is an Australian-Canadian poet. Born in Narrm/ Melbourne, EJ has lived and worked on both sides of the Pacific as a writer, researcher, educator and consultant to the community and public sectors. She makes her home on the north-west coast of Tasmania, on Punnilerpanner country.
My poetry, short stories and nonfiction work have appeared in periodicals, journals and anthologies in Australia, the US and UK.
I use the techniques of documentary poetry to explore the science-poetry relation. This practice responds to and reworks text from the scientific archive, exploring subject matter as diverse as marine species migration, micrometeorites and the Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn. I am also a PhD candidate in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University, where I am researching the poetics of precision medicine.
In addition to my creative practice, I run a social impact consultancy, The Social Yield Pty Ltd.