Emily Finlay is in her final year of a Bachelor of Creative Writing at the University of Wollongong, NSW. She hopes to one day complete a PHD in the study of literature. She loves poetry: sometimes reading it more than writing it. The ideal would be to combine both.
Sarah French was born in Perth in 1969. Her work has appeared in Imago, Westerly, Blue Dog and Meanjin.
Steven Farry has been playing music a long time.
nick whittock lives in a perfect world where cricket prevails.
Ian MacNeill's work has appeared in several issues of Cordite.
mtc cronin currently lives in Maleny, Australia, with her partner and three young daughters and is completing a PhD on poetry and law.
Tatjana Lukic is translating a collection of mtc cronin's work into Bosnian and Serbian.
MTC Cronin has published seven books and three booklets of poetry, the most recent being a Spanish/English edition of her 2001 book, Talking to Neruda's Questions, translated by Juan Garrido Salgado (SAFO, Santiago, Chile, 2004) and
1 – 100, (Shearsman Press, UK, 2004).
A graduate of UNSW, before completing an MA in Creative Writing at University of East Anglia, and a PhD at Cambridge, Barbara Cocks now lives and writes in Denver Colorado. After publishing in “Nation Review” and “TimeOut/ Net books” she is currently working on a mock heroic tennis epic inspired by Australia's Davis Cup victories and the poetry of CJ Dennis. When she isn't travelling, writing, or teaching, she can think of nothing better than being in a stadium where there are “balls flyin' cross net and the crowd is on its feet cheerin' Aussie 'eroes “facin' life or deaf.”
Robert McLean lives with his daughter in Christchurch, New Zealand. His poems have been published in a variety of New Zealand periodicals. Rimbaud seemed an obvious choice.
Peter Olds spent time in a detention centre [briefly], a psychiatric hospital [intermittently], and on James K. Baxter's commune in Jerusalem on the Wanganui river for runaways, delinquents and hippies in the late 60s. A journey from Dunedin and back again. He has published several collections of poetry, most recently, It Was A Tuesday Morning (2004). Stephen Oliver's recent titles are: Ballads, Satire & Salt – A Book of Diversions and Deadly Pollen (2003). Stephen is guest writer at the Queensland Poetry Festival 2004. Three of his books, Unmanned, Night of Warehouses: Poems 1978-2000 and Deadly Pollen are freely available as e-books from Project Gutenberg.