Brendan Ryan lives in Australia. His poetry, reviews and essays have been published in literary journals and newspapers, including The Best Australian Poems series (Black Inc), Contemporary Australian Poetry (Puncher and Wattman) and The Anthology of Australian Prose Poetry. His poem, Blister Country, was included in A Single Tree by Don Watson. Critical essays on his poetry have appeared in The Age and in The Australian’s Poet’s Voice column by Sarah Holland-Batt. The author of six collections of poetry, his latest collection of poetry, The Lowlands of Moyne, was published with Walleah Press in 2019. His memoir, Walk Like a Cow, was published, December 2020 by Walleah Press.