Peter Boyle (b. 1951) lives in Sydney. His first collection of poetry Coming home from the world (1994) received the National Book Council Award and the New South Wales Premier’s Award. Other collections include The Blue Cloud of Crying (1997), What the painter saw in our faces (2001) and Museum of Space (2004). His most recent book Apocrypha (2009) is an extensive collection of poems and other texts by a range of imaginary authors. Boyle has read his poetry at Festivals in Paris, Medellín and Caracas, and his poems have appeared in journals and anthologies in the US, the UK, Singapore, China, France, and other countries. He is also a translator of French and Spanish poetry. For many years he has worked as a teacher with the Department of Technical and Further Education.