Philip Porter is a poet from Willoughby in NSW with a long held passion for learning and sharing knowledge. He has been a writer his whole life but only started studying poetry four years ago and is now completing a MA in creative writing at Sydney University. He has been published in Eucalypt (Australia), Blue Collar Review (USA) and the online Zen magazine, TheZenSite. Recently his poem, Cathusian Silence was put to music by composer Owen Salome and performed as part of Chronology Arts’ Lyrebird project. As a follow up to his stint as ‘poet in residence’ under the aegis of Australian Poetry, Philip organises a community poetry project in a Sydney cafe featuring established and up and coming poets.