Michael Farrell was born in Bombala, NSW. He has published several books and chapbooks, including ode ode (Salt), a raiders guide and open sesame (Giramondo), thempark (Book Thug), thou sand (Tinfish), enjambment sisters present (Black Rider), same! same! same! same! (sus) and a poetry comic book BREAK ME OUCH (3 Deep). Michael coedited with Jill Jones Out of the Box: Contemporary Australian Gay and Lesbian Poets (Puncher and Wattmann). He was an Australia Council BR Whiting studio resident in Rome in 2014. He has a PhD in Australian literature from the University of Melbourne.