Barry Hill is much-celebrated and award-winning Australian poet, historian, journalist and academic. His books include, Broken Song, T.G.H. Strehlow and Aboriginal Possession, winner of the National Biography Award in 2004, and his poetry collections, Ghosting William Buckley, and The Inland Sea.
Born in Melbourne, Barry went on to study at the Universities of Melbourne and London; while living in London he worked for the Times Literary Supplement. Between 1998 and 2008 Barry was a poetry editor for The Australian. At present he is the recipient of the Australia Council writer’s fellowship.
Lines for Birds is Barry’s eighth book of poetry.