Photograph by Nicholas Walton-Healey
Kent MacCarter (CEO, Managing Editor, Creative Director, Publisher) is a writer and editor who lives in Castlemaine, with his wife and son. He’s the author of three poetry collections – In the Hungry Middle of Here (Transit Lounge, 2009), Sputnik’s Cousin (Transit Lounge, 2014) and California Sweet (Five Islands Press, 2018) – as well as two chapbooks, Ribosome Spreadsheet (Picaro Press, 2011) and Polyvinyl chloride (Under the Mountain Press, 2017). He was also an editor of Joyful Strains: Making Australia Home (Affirm Press, 2013), a non-fiction collection of diasporic memoir. He was an active member in Melbourne PEN from 2010-2014, and was executive treasurer on the board of the Small Press Network from 2009–2013. He is Director of Cordite Publishing Inc.