John Jenkins is the author of nine collections; he also writes non-fiction, short stories, radio plays and sometimes for live performance. Born in Melbourne in 1949, John lived in Sydney in the 1970s, and has worked extensively as a journalist, both at home and overseas and now writes full time. John won the 2003 Arts Rush/Shoalhaven Poetry Prize; the 2004 James Joyce Suspended Sentence Award; and 2013 Melbourne Poets Union International Poetry Prize. He has presented master classes in Dublin and Singapore. John lives near Victoria’s Yarra Valley, on the semi-rural fringes of Melbourne. He enjoys walking, good wine and hopes for a better world.