Luke Beesley is an artist and a musician as well as a poet, and this unique combination of skills is evident in his poetry. He was born in Brisbane and lives in Melbourne. In addition to his books New Works on Paper, Balanceand Lemon Shark, his poetry has been published in the Black Inc Best Australian Poems and UQP Best Australian Poetry anthologies. He has received awards and fellowships from the Australia Council, the Wheeler Centre, Arts Victoria, State Library of Victoria, City of Melbourne and the Asialink Foundation. He is a doctoral candidate at the Writing and Society Research Centre, University of Western Sydney.