Stuart Cooke was born in 1980 and grew up in Sydney and Hobart, Australia. His poetry, essays and translations have been published widely in Australia, the USA and the UK. He is the winner of the 2012 Dorothy Porter Poetry Prize, and the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships, including a 2012 Asialink Writing Fellowship to the Philippines. Stuart's first full-length collection, Edge Music (IP), was published in 2011. He has also published a chapbook, Corrosions (Vagabond, 2010), and a selection of his newer work, 'Approach', appears in Triptych Poets 2 (Blemish, 2011). Forthcoming in 2013 is a critical work, Speaking the Earth's Languages: a theory for postcolonial Australian-Chilean poetics (Rodopi), and a new chapbook of poems, Departure into Cloud (Vagabond). He lectures in creative writing and literary studies at Griffith University on the Gold Coast.