NATHAN CURNOW lives and writes on the traditional lands of the Wathaurong people. He is a poet, spoken word performer and past editor of Going Down Swinging. His play Dizney on dry Ice featured at the 2006 Melbourne International Comedy Festival and his short works have appeared in seasons of Short and Sweet, MELBORN, the SOACT Short Play Festival and the Bunbury Shorelines Festival. His poetry has featured in leading journals and been shortlisted for major prizes for over twenty years, winning the Josephine Ulrick, the Woorilla, the Vox Bendigo Fyffe Award and twice receiving the Martha Richardson Poetry Prize. His books include The Ghost Poetry Project, RADAR, The Right Wrong Notes and The Apocalypse Awards. As a spoken word performer he toured Europe in 2018 performing in Poland and opening the Heidelberg Literary Days festival in Germany.