Robyn Mathison grew up in rural New South Wales and has lived in Adelaide, rural South Australia, Sydney and Canberra. Since the beginning of 1975, she has lived in North Hobart she where she shares her house with lots of animals. She writes stories and poems and her work has been published in Australia, England and Japan. She is coeditor of Moorilla Mosaic and a partner in Bumble-bee Books. She is one of the five poets represented in Republican Dreaming. She is the Secretary of the Fellowship of Australian Writers, Tasmanian Branch.