Ed Wright is the author of six non-fiction books including Lost Explorers (Pier 9) and Ghost Colonies (Pier 9). His first full-length collection of poetry, When Sky Becomes the Space Inside Your Head, will be published by Puncher and Wattman in 2012. He currently writes the New Australian Fiction review column for the Australian and teaches Creative Writing at the University of Newcastle. He lives in Newcastle with his wife and two children. The author gratefully acknowledges the assistance of an Australia Council Emerging Writers' grant as well as Varuna and Bathurst Regional Arts Council Hill End residencies.