Martin Langford has published seven books of poetry, the most recent being Ground (2015) and The Human Project: New and Selected Poems(2009). He is a co-editor of Contemporary Australian Poetry (2016). He edited Harbour City Poems: Sydney in Verse 1788-2008. He was the NSW poetry development officer in 2007-8, has directed the Australian Poetry Festival three times, and is the deputy chair of Australian Poetry Ltd. An experienced critic, Martin is the poetry reviewer for Meanjin. Thematically, he is interested in the way we try to imagine ourselves beyond our biological inheritance, and in the evolution of our social and imaginative spaces. He lives on the northern outskirts of Sydney, and the landscape of that area often features in his work.