John Kinsella is the author of many books of poetry, fiction, criticism and plays. He is a frequent collaborator with other poets, critics, fictionalists, artists, musicians, labourers, activists and friends. Recent fiction includes In the Shade of the Shady Tree (Ohio University Press, 2012), Tide (Transit Lounge, 2013), and Crow’s Breath (Transit Lounge, 2015); recent poetry includes Jam Tree Gully (WW Norton, 2012), The Vision of Error: A Sextet of Activist Poems (Five Islands Press, 2013) and Sack (Picador and Fremantle Press, 2014), and recent criticism includes Activist Poetics: Anarchy in the Avon Valley (ed. Niall Lucy, Liverpool University Press, 2010) and Spatial Relations: Volumes 1 & 2 (Rodopi, 2013). He is a Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia, a Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge University, and Professor of Sustainability and Literature at Curtin University. But most relevantly, he is an anarchist-vegan-pacifist. Kinsella’s activism against racism and bigotry began in his late teens when he was working on the first manifestation of his experimental novel, Morpheus.