Kevin Smith has worked as a teacher, writer, actor, and workshop facilitator in theatres, schools and universities. His debut poetry collection, AWAKE TO THE REST OF MY DAYS, was published by Birdfish Books in 2021. His poems have been published in anthologies in Australia and overseas. In 2022, he was shortlisted in three major poetry prizes: The ACU (placed 2nd), The Newcastle, and The Bridport. He lives with his partner Rachael on the Blackall Range, Maleny, in south-east Queensland.