Paul Hardacre is the Managing Editor of papertiger media, publishers of the papertiger: new world poetry CDROM, hutt poetry ezine, anything i like art e-zine, and the soi 3 modern poets imprint.

He has previously edited selections for the South Australian poetry journal, Sidewalk, the US e-zines Big Bridge and Fuse Box, and is a former editorial correspondent for Cordite.

His first collection of poetry, The Year Nothing, was published by HeadworX (Wellington, New Zealand, 2003). His second collection, Love in the place of rats, was Highly Commended for the Thomas Shapcott Award in 2003, 2004 and 2005, and has recently been published by Transit Lounge (Melbourne, March 2007). In 2003/04 Paul completed a third (and currently unpublished) collection, The river is far behind us, with the assistance of a Major Grant from Arts Queensland. This major extended poem sequence was also Highly Commended for the Thomas Shapcott Award in 2005. The nineteen nineteen-line poems of his latest work, liber xix: differentia liber, took one and a half years to complete and explore the mysteries, hermetic and alchemical cosmology, cabala and the 'green language', occult and devotional systems, the reconciliation of opposites, and death - both familial and mythological.

With his long-time partner, artist and graphic designer Marissa Newell, he currently divides his time between Brisbane, Australia, and Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Paul featured in The Red Room Company's Epic Poem project. Listen to him as he reads his poem, 'The Shower Curtain, You'.


Paul Hardacre - 'comet' & 'shower curtain you' for Red Room Epic Project

Paul Hardacre - The Shower Curtain, You