Paul Hetherington is the author of seven full-length collections of poetry as well as a verse novel, Blood and Old Belief, and two poetry chapbooks. He has won a variety of awards for his poetry, in 2002 he was the recipient of a Chief Minister’s ACT Creative Arts Fellowship and was awarded a place on the 2012 Australian Poetry Tour of Ireland.
Paul is currently Associate Professor of Writing at the University of Canberra, chair of the Australasian Association of Writing Programs and chair of the ACT Cultural Council. More recently he was one of the founding editors of the online journal Axon: Creative Explorations.
Former publisher at the National Library of Australia, he edited the final three volumes of the library’s four-volume edition of the diaries of the artist Donald Friend (Volume 4 was shortlisted for the Manning Clark House 2006 National Cultural Awards) and was founding editor of the library’s quarterly humanities and literary journal Voices.