Geoff Page is a Canberra-based Australian poet who has now published twenty-three collections of poetry as well as two novels, five verse novels and several other works including anthologies, translations and a biography of the jazz musician, Bernie McGann. He retired at the end of 2001 from being in charge of the English Department at Narrabundah College in the ACT, a position he had held since 1974. He has won several awards, including the ACT Poetry Award, the Grace Leven Prize, the Christopher Brennan Award, the Queensland Premier’s Prize for Poetry and the 2001 Patrick White Literary Award. His book,1953 was shortlisted in the 2014 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards. Selections from his work have been translated into Chinese, Hindi, German, Serbian, Slovenian, Greek, Catalan and Spanish.