Peter Minter is a prize-winning poet, editor and reviewer. He is the author of several collections of poetry including blue grass, Empty Texas and Rhythm in a Dorsal Fin, was the editor of the Varuna New Poetry series, a founding editor of Cordite Poetry and Poetics Review and co-editor of Calyx: 30 Contemporary Australian Poets. From 2000 to 2005 he was poetry editor of Meanjin, and guest editor of two special issues. He lectures in Indigenous Studies and Poetics at the Koori Centre.