Alex Skovron was born in Poland, lived briefly in Israel, and emigrated to Australia aged nearly ten. His poetry has appeared widely in Australia and overseas, and he has received a number of major awards for his work. The most recent of his six poetry collections, Towards the Equator: New & Selected Poems (2014), was shortlisted in the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards. The Attic, a selection of his poetry translated into French, was published in 2013, and a bilingual volume of Chinese translations, Water Music, in 2017. Alex’s poetry has also been translated into Dutch, Macedonian, Polish and Spanish.