B. R. Dionysius was founding Director of the Queensland Poetry Festival. His poetry has been widely published in literary journals, anthologies and online. He is the author of one artist’s book, The Barflies’ Chorus(1995, Lyrebird Press), four poetry collections, Fatherlands(2000, Five Islands Press), Bacchanalia (2002, Interactive Press), Bowra (2013, Whitmore Press), Weranga (2013, Walleah Press), a verse novel, Universal Andalusia (2006, SOI 3) and two chapbooks, The Negativity Bin (2010, PressPress) and The Curious Noise of History (2011, Picaro Press). Critical State (2022, Calanthe Press) is his ninth poetry collection. He teaches English, lives in Brisbane and in his spare time watches birds.