Roderick Waller: I was born in Yorkshire in 1948 to a working-class family of ship-builders. In 1971, I immigrated to Australia. I’ve worked as a jackaroo, a UN economist, and a consultant in developing Asia/Pacific countries. Two passions are nature and creative writing. I’ve read my writing publicly at The Wheeler Centre, Yorkshire Winter, Apollo Bay Writers Festival, and Roomers Magazine events. Founder of the Port Vila Poetry Society (Vanuatu), I am gregarious by nature and inherited from my father the dry wit of Yorkshire humour. A staunch AA member, I’ve had four years of happy sobriety.