Mike Ladd is a poet, radio producer and essayist. He has published nine collections of poetry and prose, the most recent, Invisible Mending from Wakefield Press. He was the editor of ABC Radio National’s Poetica program, which ran for eighteen years and brought Australian and international poetry to a wide audience. Mike currently works for Radio National’s features and documentary unit. For 40 years he has collaborated with Cathy Brooks on art and poetry projects for video, street installations, text and performance.