I’m an Australian poet, novelist, critic and publisher. I grew up on the Northern Beaches of Sydney and then studied at Sydney University. Now I teach Creative Writing at the University of Newcastle. I started a press in 2005, puncherandwattmann.com. My critical publications, which includes a few poems, can be found at academia.com.

Here are a list of my major publications


To Thalia (Five Islands, 2004)

On Reflection (Interactive, 2005; Puncher & Wattmann 2019)

Open Water (River Road, 2007) (audio CD)

Watermark (Picaro, 2006)

Phantom Limb (John Leonard Press, 2010)

Concrete Tuesday (Island, 2011)

Contemporary Australian Poetry (edited with Martin Langford, Judith Beveridge and Judy Johnson) (Puncher & Wattmann, 2016)

Anatomy of Voice (GloriaSMH, 2016)

Numb and Number (Puncher & Wattmann, 2019)

New & Selected Poems (Eyewear, forthcoming 2020)

Mishearing (Gorilla, forthcoming, 2020)


Glissando: A Melodrama (Sleepers, 2010)


Grotesque Anatomies: Menippean Satire Since the Renaissance (Cambridge Scholars, 2014)

Feeding the Ghost 1: Criticism on Contemporary Australian Poetry (edited with Andy Kissane and Carolyn Rickett) (Puncher & Wattmann, 2018)