Peter Minter is a poet, editor and writer on poetry and poetics. His poetry is widely published in Australia and internationally, and he is the author of numerous award winning and translated books of poetry such as Empty Texas, blue grass and In the Serious Light of Nothing. He was a founding editor of Cordite Poetry Review, poetry editor for leading Australian journals Meanjin and Overland, and has co-edited anthologies such as Calyx: 30 Contemporary Australian Poets and the Macquarie PEN Anthology of Aboriginal Literature. His research profile is in transcultural ecopoetics, with emphases in Aboriginal and First Nations, Asian and Pacific literatures and arts, and their interdisciplinary interpolations of western experimentalisms. Of Koori and Celtic ancestry, he teaches at the University of Sydney as a senior specialist in Indigenous Studies, Australian Literature, Creative Writing and Ecological Poetics.