Nick Ascroft is the author of many poetry collections with Te Herenga Waka University Press. He has nearly won the Kathleen Grattan Prize four times, the most anyone has nearly won it. Living in Wellington, he is a public servant advising on digital publishing (and indoor soccer). He will be on the New Zealand team taking on Australia in the 2022 Scrabble Trans-Tasman.
His forthcoming collection, The Stupefying, is out in September 2022. His previous four are Moral Sloth, Back with the Human Condition, From the Author Of and Nonsense. He has edited Landfall, Glottis and Takahē and was all-too briefly the Burns Fellow at the University of Otago.