Mark Tredinnick is the author of Fire Diary, The Blue Plateau, The Little Red Writing Book, and eight other works. The Lyrebird (Picaro, March 2011) is his most recent book of poems, and a new collection (Body Copy) will be published in 2012.
Mark’s poem ‘The Wombat Vedas’ won the Newcastle Poetry Prize – a prize Mark won in 2007 for “Eclogues” – and his book Fire Diary landed the 2011 WA Premier’s Book Award. The Blue Plateau: A Landscape Memoir won the Queensland Premier’s Award and was shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards in 2010. Mark’s other honours include the Blake Poetry Prize, the Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize, and the Calibre Essay Prize. He penned a lyric essay in Australia’s Wild Weather (November 2011) to accompany photographs from the National Library’s archives on the weather of who we are. Mark lives, writes and teaches along the Wingecarribee River, southwest of Sydney.