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Peter Minter is a poet, editor and writer on poetry and poetics. His many books include the award-winning Empty Texas and blue grass, and his poetry has been widely published and translated internationally, most recently, In the Serious Light of Nothing. He was a founding editor of Cordite, co-edited the pioneering anthologies Calyx: 30 Contemporary Australian Poets and the Macquarie PEN Anthology of Aboriginal Literature, and has been the poetry editor for leading Australian journals Meanjin and Overland. He teaches Indigenous Studies, Creative Writing and Australian Literature at the University of Sydney.