Tom Clark is a senior lecturer in Communications at Victoria University, Melbourne. His mos recently published book is on contemporary political rhetoric, titled 'Stay on Message: Poetry and Truthfulness in Political Speech,' (Australian Scholarly Publishing, details at: http://www.scholarly.info/book/9781921875670/).
Previously, he has worked as a political adviser and speechwriter. His PhD thesis, 'A Case for Irony in Beowulf, With particular reference to its epithets,' was published by Peter Lang (Bern) in 2003. His first collection of poems, 'OI,' was published by Cordite on Demand (Melbourne) in 2004.