Ross Gillett’s poems have appeared in The Age, The Australian and The Canberra Times and in journals including Meanjin, Quadrant, Overland, Poetry Monash, Island, Antipodes, Going Down Swinging, Blue Dog, Australian Poetry Journal and Australian Poetry Anthology. They featured three times in Black Inc’s The Best Australian Poems. His book The Sea Factory was one of the Five Islands Press New Poets 2006 series. In 2010 he published a chapbook of old and new poems – Wundawax and other poems – with Mark Time Books.
His awards include the Robert Harris Poetry Prize, the Broadway Poetry Prize, the Reason-Brisbane Poetry Prize, the City of Greater Dandenong National Poetry Prize and the Melbourne Poet’s Union National Poetry Prize. Individual poems in this collection have won the Woorilla Poetry Prize, the FAW John Shaw Nielson Award and the 2018 Newcastle Poetry Prize. In 2019 Ross was shortlisted for the Peter Porter Poetry Prize and the Newcastle Poetry Prize.
He lives in Daylesford in the Central Highlands of Victoria.