Geoffrey Lehmann published his first poem at the age of 18 in The London Magazine in 1959. In 1965 he published a joint book of poetry called The Ilex Tree with Les Murray. He's since practiced law, became a tax partner with PwC and was Chairman of the Australian Tax Research Foundation. In 1994 his book Spring Forest published was shortlisted for the T S Eliot Prize. His Poems 1957-2013 won the Prime Minister's Awards for Poetry in 2014.