Alan Loney is a writer, poet, editor, publisher and letterpress printer. His work has been published by university and private presses in New Zealand, Australia and North America. His own presses have printed and published many of New Zealand's most noted poets. He is the author of several books, including NEXT TO NOTHING (Red Dragonfly Press), BEGINNINGS (Otis Books | Seismicity Editions), CRANKHANDLE (Cordite Books), THE BOOKS TO COME (Cuneiform Press), and MEDITATIO (Cuneiform Press). Originally living and working in New Zealand, he now resides in Melbourne, Australia.