Martin Harrison (1949–2014) was a celebrated poet and critic. Born in Yorkshire, he settled in Sydney in 1978 after living for a few years in New Zealand. He worked as a journalist for the ABC, where he was responsible for adventurous and innovative arts programming (particularly with regard to poetry and sound art), and taught at UTS, where he was a Senior Lecturer. He authored nine collections of poetry, including the critically acclaimed Wild Bees (2008) and the posthumously published Happiness (2014). A collection of his critical writings is currently being edited.