Lachlan Brown recently completed his PhD thesis on the poetry and prose of Kevin Hart at the University of Sydney. He lives in southwest Sydney and is a part-time teacher at William Carey Christian School. Some of Lachlan's poems have appeared in Southerly, Heat, Hermes and Philament. He has won the University of Sydney Union poetry prize and the Henry Lawson Poetry prize. In 2008 Lachlan won a Marten Travelling Bequest for poetry; he plans to use this bequest to visit Paris, studying the 2005 riots and their links to similar incidents in Sydney. Lachlan's poetry featured in Nightwriting, 2008. He also worked with Macquarie Fields High School as part of the Papercuts program for 2009 and again in 2010, and has more recently worked with Pymble Ladies' College.