Paul Hetherington is Professor of Writing in the Faculty of Arts and Design at the University of Canberra and Head of the International Poetry Studies Institute (IPSI) in the Centre for Creative and Cultural Research. His poetry collection, Six Different Windows (2013) won the 2014 Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards (poetry) and he was a finalist in the 2012, 2013 and 2014 international Aesthetica Creative Writing Competitions. He was shortlisted for the 2013 Montreal International Poetry Prize, commended in the 2016 Newcastle Poetry Prize and shortlisted for the international 2016 Periplum Book Competition (UK). He has has an abiding interest in the visual arts and edited the final three volumes of the National Library of Australia’s four-volume edition of the diaries of the artist Donald Friend. He is one of the founding editors of the international online journal Axon: Creative Explorations and a founding editorial committee member of the Meniscus journal. In 2002 he was the recipient of a Chief Minister’s ACT Creative Arts Fellowship. He was awarded one of two places on the 2012 Australian Poetry Tour of Ireland and was awarded an Australia Council for the Arts Residency in the BR Whiting Studio in Rome for 2015-16.