Peter Minter is a poet, editor and publisher living in Sydney, where he lectures in Indigenous Studies at the Koori Centre, University of Sydney. His first chapbook of poems, Rhythm in a Dorsal Fin, was shortlisted for the 1996 NSW Premier’s Kenneth Slessor Poetry Prize, and his first full-length collection, Empty Texas, won the 2000Age Poetry Book of the Year. He was also recipient of the 2000 Marten Bequest Traveling Scholarship for Poetry. His work has been anthologised in various Australian and international anthologies, and has appeared internationally in the special Australian editions of Poetry Review, Verse, The Atlanta Review, and The Literary Review.
In 2006 he published his fifth volume of poems, blue grass (Salt Publishing, UK). He was founding editor of the Varuna New Poetry broadsheet, a founding editor of Cordite Poetry and Poetics Review, co-editor of Calyx: 30 Contemporary Australian Poets, and poetry editor of Meanjin from 2000 to 2005. He has guest edited two special editions of Meanjin: ‘Poetics’ in 2001 and ‘Blak Times: Indigenous Australia’ in 2006, and his work is anthologised in The Penguin Book of Modern Australian Poetry and The Penguin Book of Australian Poetry.