Michael Farrell is from Bombala, NSW, and lives in Melbourne. His most recent book of poetry is ASHBERY MODE (Tinfish Press, 2019). Other recent books include I Love Poetry (Giramondo), A LYREBIRD, SELECTED POEMS OF MICHAEL FARRELL (BlazeVOX [books], 2017), and Writing Australian Unsettlement: Modes of Poetic Invention 1796-1945 (Palgrave Macmillan). His previous anthology project was Out of The Box: Australian Contemporary Gay and Lesbian Poets (Puncher and Wattmann), with Jill Jones. His chapbook thempark (Book*hug) uses John Ashbery poems as a word count, punctuation, and template. His poem "john ashbery impersonator" is included in ode ode (Salt).