Christopher (Kit) Kelen is an Australian writer and visual artist. Volumes of his poetry have been published in Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish, French, Italian, Swedish, Norwegian, Indonesian and Filipino. The most recent of Kit Kelen's dozen English language poetry books are Scavenger’s Season (Puncher and Wattmann) and Poor Man's Coat - Hardanger poems (University of Western Australia Press, 2018). Kelen is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Macau in south China, where he taught Literature and Creative Writing for many years. He is also a Conjoint Professor in the School of Humanities & Social Science at the University of Newcastle. Kelen has published widely in such fields as Poetry and Poetics,Poetry Translation, Children's Literature, and on the subject of National Anthems. As Series Editor for Flying Island Pocket Books, he has mentored many poets, but especially in China and in the Newcastle/Hunter Region of Australia. A Fellow of the Royal Society of NSW, Kit Kelen was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Malmo, in 2017.