Dennis Haskell is a widely-acclaimed Australian poet who has published seven collections of poetry. Over 200 of his poems have appeared in recognised literary journals around the world, including Asiatic (Malaysia), Agenda (UK), Antipodes (USA), Poetry Review (England), and numerous Australian journals. His poetry has also appeared in many anthologies. He is the recipient of the Western Australia Premier's Prize for Poetry, and the A. A. Philips Prize for a distinguished contribution to Australian Literature. In 2015 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia for his contributions to literature and culture.