Philip Neilsen is a poet, author and editor who has published sixteen books. Wildlife of Berlin is his sixth collection of poetry. He teaches poetry & poetics at the University of Queensland and is adjunct professor of creative writing at QUT.
His creative books have been translated into various languages including Chinese, German and Korean. His poetry has been included in prestigious anthologies such as: The Making of a Sonnet: A Norton Anthology (New York); The Penguin Anthology of Australian Poetry; Australian Poetry Since 1788 (University of NSW Press) and The Turnrow Anthology of Contemporary Australian Poetry – the first US anthology of Australian poetry.
With the UK poet David Morley he co-edited The Cambridge Companion to Creative Writing (2012). He is lead editor, with Professor Robert King and Professor Felicity Baker, of a scholarly book on creative arts in recovery from severe mental illness – Creative Arts in Counselling and Mental Health (SAGE: 2015). He has edited anthologies of Australian satirical verse for Penguin and UQP and been a member of the Literature Board. His awards include an Australian Notable Book Award and a Writers Fellowship from the Australia Council.