Paul Knobel is a poet and gay researcher who was born in Australia. He is the author of An Encyclopedia of Male Homosexual Poetry (2002) which covered the world and came to 1 million words. He is also the author of An Encyclopedia of Male Homosexual Art (2005). Both works were published in databases and the poetry encyclopedia is now on the internet. He is also the author of 3 volumes of poems and is widely published in journals.