John Mateer is a poet and writes on contemporary art.

His latest books are Unbelievers, or 'The Moor' (Giramondo, 2013) and Emptiness: Asian Poems 1998–2014 (Fremantle Press, 2014). He has read his work at many international festivals, including PEN International's Free the Word at the Southbank Centre, London.

He curated In Confidence: Reorientations in Contemporary Arts, a major Indian Ocean-focused show for the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts.


Pieces by John Mateer

The quiet slave
Edition 47: Looking West

Griffith Review