Myron Lysenko worked as a professional poet (1989 - 2010) with Nexus Arts Booking Agency and is the author of five books of poetry and haiku. He teaches creative writing at the Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre and at the Woodend Neighbourhood House. He is the convenor of Chamber Poets, a monthly reading of spoken word. Myron plays ukulele and writes songs for his poetry band Black Forest Smoke. Myron is Victorian Representative for the Australian Haiku Society.