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.

 Family History

I’m a nut for family history. I won’t bore you with much except: Jesse James is my 4th cousin, 5 times removed, “Wild” Bill Hickok my 5th cousin 6 times removed and Benedict Arnold my fourth cousin, 9 times removed. You’ve got to love the reprobates.