Dr Mark Tredinnick (born 1962) is a celebrated Australian poet, essayist and teacher. Winner of the Montreal International Poetry Prize in 2011 and the Cardiff International Poetry Competition in 2012. He is the author of thirteen books, including four volumes of poetry (''Bluewren Cantos, Fire Diary, The Lyrebird, The Road South''); ''The Blue Plateau;'' ''The Little Red Writing Book'' and ''Writing Well: the Essential Guide.'' "For twenty years he has taught poetry, grammar, creative nonfiction and business prose in Sydney and around the world. Once upon a time he was a lawyer."
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