Harry Ricketts is a poet, reviewer and editor, and a retired academic. His books include the literary biographies, The Unforgiving Minute: A Life of Rudyard Kipling (Chatto & Windus, 1999) and Strange Meetings: The Poets of the Great War (Chatto & Windus, 2010), numerous articles on Kipling and personal essays. Born in London, he grew up in England, Malaysia and Hong Kong, experiences still reflected in his poetry; a collection of Hong Kong stories, People Like Us, was published there in 1977. His 12 collections of poems include the recent Selected Poems (Victoria University Press, 2021). Harry has also edited Worlds of Katherine Mansfield (critical essays, 1991) and several anthologies of New Zealand poetry, a collection of new essays about World War I and The Penguin Book of New Zealand War Writing (2015). Other books include Spirit in a Strange Land: A Selection of New Zealand Spiritual Verse, 99 Ways into New Zealand Poetry (co-written with Paula Green) and Spirit Abroad: A Second Selection of New Zealand Spiritual Verse.