Mark Tredinnick has lived in various parts of New South Wales including the Blue Mountains and the Southern Highlands. He has taught creative writing at The University of Sydney. Tredinnick's poems have appeared in Australian Book Review, Island, Manoa (USA), Mascara, Meanjin, and other Australian and overseas journals. His first collection of poems, The Road South (2008) appears on CD in the River Road series. Tredinnick's essays have appeared in Best Australian Essays and many journals and newspapers. His prose works include The Land's Wild Music (2005) (adapted from his PhD thesis, 'Writing the Wild: Place, Prose and the Ecological Imagination'), The Little Red Writing Book (2006), The Little Green Grammar Book (2008) and The Blue Plateau (2009).