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Tony Birch is the author of the books Shadowboxing (2006), Father's Day (2009), Blood (2011), shortlisted for the Miles Franklin literary award, and The Promise (2014). and Ghost River ...

Judith Bishop is a poet, amateur translator and professional linguist. She has studied and traveled extensively, earning an MPhil. in French Literature from Cambridge University, a Masters of Fine Arts ...

The Disappearing 2.0

As part of the relaunch of The Disappearing, we've created a mobile optimised site for you to submit your poems about fading and disappeared places and spaces. Explore now »

Emily Bitto is a Melbourne-based writer. Her poetry has appeared in a number of Australian publications, including Harvest, HEAT, and the Australian Literary Review. She is currently completing a PhD ...

Kathleen Bleakley came to Australia when she was seven, and is descended from a light-keeper. She joined the Canberra Youth Theatre and co-wrote 'A Fish Tale' with Fiona McVilly. She ...

Lilly Blue is Creative Learning Consultant with The Red Room Company. She is a visual artist and educator with a background in physical performance, installation and community arts. She has ...

Merlinda Bobis grew up in Albay, Philippines, at the foot of an active volcano, which figures prominently in her writing and performance.  As a child her main interest was painting ...

Ken Bolton was born in Sydney in 1949. He attended the University of Sydney, graduating with an Honours degree in Fine Arts, and subsequently completed a PhD at the University ...

Nicolas Born was born in 1937 in Duisburg, Germany, and died in 1979 in Niedersachsen. In 1965 Born published his first novel Der Zweite Tag (The Second Day). 1967 saw ...

Peter Boyle is an Australian poet and translator who lives in Sydney. He is the author of six collections of poetry, most recently Towns in the Great Desert (2013) and ...

Susan Bradley Smith lives mostly Melbourne, and works in Perth, where she is Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Curtin University. She began her writing life as a rock journalist ...

Cathy Bray is a public contributor to the 'Sea Things' duffle bag. She has contribued to The Disappearing app with her poem Foundations. 

She has three chapbooks of poetry published ...

Michael Brennan is a Australian poet based in Tokyo. His first collection, The Imageless World (Salt Publishing, 2003) was short-listed for the Victorian Premier’s Award for Poetry and won ...

R.A. Briggs was born in Syracuse, NY, and spent 10 years in Australia (split between Brisbane, Sydney, and Canberra).  They moved back to the US in 2015 to teach ...

Fiona Britton is a Sydney poet and writer. She is a communications consultant and partner in Archer & Arrow and is currently doing a PhD in Creative Writing at UWA. She ...

Kit Brookman is a Sydney-based writer. He trained as an actor at the National Institute of Dramatic Art. His poems have been published in HEAT, Southerly, Harvest, Westerly, and The ...

Lachlan Brown grew up in Macquarie Fields in Western Sydney. His first book of poetry, Limited Cities (Giramondo 2012), was highly commended for the Dame Mary Gilmore Award. Lachlan's ...

For over four decades Pam Brown has been active in all kinds of ventures in the multitudinous and continually shifting realm of Australian poetry and in other cultural scenes. Since ...