Luke Patterson is a Gamilaroi poet, musician and educator living on Gadigal lands. His poetry has appeared in Cordite Poetry Review, Plumwood Mountain, Rabbit, Running Dog and The Suburban Review. He has also featured in the anthologies Active Aesthetics, Firefront: first nation’s poetry and power today, Best of Australian Poems 2021 and Nangamay Mana Djurali: First Nations LGBTQI+ Poetry. Luke has guest edited for Cordite Poetry Review and currently is an editor at Sunder, a poetry journal for disabled, D/deaf and chronically ill creators. Luke’s research and creative pursuits are grounded in extensive work with First Nations and other community-based organisations across Australia.