Mark Tredinnick is a celebrated Australian poet, essayist, and writing teacher, whose books include Almost Everything I Know, Bluewren Cantos, Fire Diary, The Blue Plateau, and The Little Red Writing Book. His honors include the two Premiers’ Literature Awards, the Montreal and Cardiff Poetry Prizes, and the Calibre Essay Prize. His latest book is Egret in a Ploughed Field; two new poetry collections, Walking Underwater and A Beginner’s Guide, will be published in 2019. He is at work on the memoir Reading Slowly at the End of Time and The Divide, a work in poetry and prose on the Great Dividing Range of Eastern Australia. Mark is the father of five children; he lives in Picton, southwest of Sydney, and he teaches at the University of Technology, Sydney.
Some of my favorite people on earth are in this book,
Dear writers and grand spirits.