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Nathan Curnow is an award-winning poet, performer and past editor of Going Down SwingingHis previous books include The Ghost Poetry ProjectRADAR and The Right Wrong Notes. His most recent collection The Apocalypse Awards (2016) is inspired by the absurdity of the modern world and charts our collective obsession with the end times. A recipient of the Josephine Ulrick Poetry Prize, his work is published widely in Australia and overseas and features in numerous issues of Best Australian Poems (Black Inc).

As a spoken word performer he has collaborated with a range of gifted creatives, including Dr Carmel Wallace, composer Anthony Lyons, musicians Wulfbyrne Brown, Joel Roberts, Michael Wallace, Geoffrey Williams, and film students from RMIT. He features regularly at festivals across the country and has been broadcast on ABC, Triple J and Radio New Zealand. He lives in Ballarat and is a regular swimmer of the pool’s black line.