About

Kent MacCarter (Director, Managing Editor, Publisher, Site Design) is a writer and editor who lives in Castlemaine, with his wife and son. He holds a BA in Accounting from the University of Montana, a BA in Finance from the University of Montana, and an MA in English with a focus on Creative Writing from University of Melbourne. His publishing career began at University of Chicago Press in 2000, and since then he has worked with educational publishers Cengage Learning and Curriculum Press in Australia. He’s the author of three poetry collections – In the Hungry Middle of Here (Transit Lounge, 2009), Ribosome Spreadsheet (Picaro Press, 2011) and Sputnik’s Cousin (Transit Lounge, 2014). California Sweet (Five Island Press) is forthcoming in 2018. He was also an editor of Joyful Strains: Making Australia Home (Affirm Press, 2013), a non-fiction collection of diasporic memoir. He was an active member in Melbourne PEN from 2010-2014, and was executive treasurer on the board of the Small Press Network from 2009–2013. In 2012 he received a Fulbright Travel Award to attend writing festivals and lecture at Indonesian universities.