Corey Wakeling is the author of two earlier books of poetry, chapbook Gargantuan Terrier, Buggy or Dinghy (Vagabond Press, 2012) and full-length Goad Omen (Giramondo 2013). His poetry appears in the country’s leading journals and has been anthologized in such places as fourW, Best Australian Poems, Writing to the Wire (UWA Publishing 2016), Active Aesthetics: Contemporary Australian Poetry (Tuumba/Giramondo 2016), and Fremantle Press Anthology of Western Australian Poetry (2017). Corey received a PhD in English and Theatre Studies from the University of Melbourne in 2013 for a thesis on Samuel Beckett. He lives in the Kansai region of Japan.