Alan Loney is a poet, a handpress printer, and a publisher. His first book of poems was published in 1971, and he has published the poetry of others since 1975. Recent books include The Books to Come (Cuneiform 2010), Bruno Leti: Paintings (Macmillan 2011), and The Printing of a Masterpiece (Black Pepper 2008), and a novella Anne of the Iron Door (Black Pepper 2011). Most recent poetry is conStellations (Work & Tumble 2015) and an essay, Death of the reader (Mindmade Books, Los Angeles 2016). He was winner of the Poetry prize in the 2016 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards with Crankhandle (Cordite 2015), received the Janet Frame Literary Trust Award for a life’s achievement in poetry in 2011, and was Literary Fellow at the University of Auckland in 1992. He was founder and co-Director of the Holloway Press at the University of Auckland, 1994–1998. He has recently retired from printing at Electio Editions (2004–2015), and is publisher of Verso, a magazine for the Book as a Work of Art. He lives with his partner, Miriam Morris, in Melbourne, Australia.