Tredinnick is an internationally acclaimed Australian poet and essayist whose affinity for language and landscape fuses the transcendent and the everyday. His collections of poetry, non-fiction books and essays challenge us to see humans – and their place in the world – anew.
“If I weren’t a writer I’d be leading somebody else’s life.”
Tredinnick’s awards include winner of the Montreal International Poetry prize and the Cardiff International Poetry Competition. Author of 13 books, including four volumes of poetry, Tredinnick’s writing moves between the imagined and emotional in his poetry, to pragmatism and clarity in his non-fiction books about writing and reading.
Eco-critic and voice for the preservation of the environment, Tredinnick is an advocate of one of the biggest issues contemporary humans face – the sustainability of our environment and, with it, ourselves.
Tredinnick brings to this Give It Mouth collaboration over twenty years’ experience of writing and teaching about writing. His personal philosophy on teaching is: though you may not tell a person what story to write, you can tell them how to do the telling. With his wisdom, breadth of knowledge and sophistication make him a natural fit for Give It Mouth.
“The struggle to improve our sentences is the struggle to improve ourselves.”