Mathew Abbott is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Ballarat. His first book of poems - wild inaudible - was published by Australian Poetry last year. He blogs at beetleinabox.tumblr.com, tweets as @wild_inaudible, and plays in Canberra punk band Life and Limb.>
Zenobia Frost is a Brisbane-based writer and critic with a PhD in burning the candle at both ends. Since 2009, she has released two chapbooks and toured both interstate and overseas. She travelled with the 2012 Queensland Poetry Festival Regional Roadshow, before whipping a full-length manuscript into shape at Varuna, the writers’ house.
Banjo James has only very recently, and loosely, taken up the mantle of ‘emerging writer’ (this is his first publication).
Molly Murn is completing a Masters in Creative Writing at Flinders University, South Australia, where she is also a part-time teacher of English and Creative Writing. As part of her thesis she has written a novella, The Heart of the Grass Tree, set in Kangaroo Island, which focuses on the lives of the sealers who first settled the island with their stolen Aboriginal ‘wives’ in the early 1800s.
Aden Rolfe is a writer and editor whose work includes poetry and poetics, performance writing and criticism. His poems have been published in Best Australian Poems 2011, Overland, Best Australian Poetry 2009 and Cordite, and he’s had sound collages and radioplays broadcast on ABC Radio National.
Stephen Nichols is a Melbourne-based playwright and poet. In 2006 he had a seminal moment and decided he wanted be professional writer. Since then he has had a dozen or so plays produced and has written lots of poetry and short stories.
Fiona Hile’s poems have been published in the Age, Overland, Shearsman, the Sun-Herald, Rabbit, Steamer and Cordite. Her chapbook, The Family Idiot, was published by Vagabond Press in 2012. Her features, book reviews, and interviews have been published in the Age, Southerly, Art & Australia, Art World, and The Monthly.
Ella O’Keefe lives in Melbourne and is working on a PhD At Deakin University on possibilities of the late modern poetic image using the work of Barbara Guest and Veronica Forrest-Thomson. She is a former director of the ‘Critical Animals’ research symposium.
Astrid Lorange is a poet, teacher, book-indexer, researcher and occasional home-brewer from Sydney. She is currently finishing a doctoral thesis on Gertrude Stein, experimental poetics and twentieth-century philosophies of science.