Gary Cummiskey was born in England in 1963 and apart from a short stint in London in 2001-2002 has lived in Johannesburg since 1983. He is the author of several chapbooks of poems including When Apollinaire Died (1996), Reigning Gloves (2000), Bog Docks (2005), Today is their Creator (2008) and Romancing the Dead (2009). In 2009 he co-edited, with Eva Kowalska, Who was Sinclair Beiles?, a collection of writings about the South African Beat poet. In 1994 he founded Dye Hard Press, a small publishing venture that has published about 26 titles. His most recent chapbook of poems is Sky Dreaming, published by Graffiti Kolkata, India, in 2011.