Janiru Liyanage is a sixteen-year-old school student and poet. He has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Best New Poets and Best of the Net with recent work appearing or featured in/on The Harvard Advocate, The Australian, Best of Australian Poems Vol. 1, DIAGRAM, Waxwing, [PANK], and elsewhere. He was long-listed for The 2020 Frontier Industry Prize, edits for Hyades Magazine and has produced work for Australian Poetry, The Wheeler Centre, and The Emerging Writers’ Festival, among others. Born as the son of Sinhalese immigrants, he currently lives in Australia.