Chris Wallace-Crabbe, born 1934, is an internationally renowned poet and essayist of seventeen books. His latest collections are By and Large, (Brandl & Schlesinger; Carcanet) and the small-press Next. He edited, with Judith Ryan, Imagining Australia: Literature and Culture in the New New World (Harvard). His Selected Poems 1956-1994 (OUP) won the DJ O'Hearn Prize for Poetry and he had also been awarded The Age Book of the Year Award, the Dublin Prize for Arts and Science and The Philip Hodgins Memorial Award for Poetry. He is Professor Emeritus in The Australian Centre, University of Melbourne.