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Tim Upperton is the author of the poetry collections A House on Fire (2009) and The Night We Ate the Baby (2014). His poems have been published widely in literary magazines in New Zealand and overseas, and are anthologised in The Best of Best New Zealand Poems (2011), Villanelles (2012), Essential New Zealand Poems (2014), and Obsession: Sestinas in the Twenty-First Century (2014). He was born in Waipukurau in 1961.