Dr John Falzon is a poet and advocate who lives in Canberra. He is the author of The language of the unheard (2012) and has had long experience in political analysis and activism. He has worked in academia, in community development and in research. He has been the Chief Executive of the St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia since 2006 and a poet since 1973. He has written and spoken widely in the public arena on the structural causes of inequality in Australia. Communists like us is his first collection.