Mount Kosciusko, or as it is now officially spelt, Kosciuszko, is the highest mountain in Australia. It is 7,310 ft high.
Alan Gould, one of Australia's most celebrated contemporary novelist, essayist and poet, was born in London. He moved to Australia in his teens and studied at the Australian National University and Canberra College of Advanced Education. He has been writing full-time since the 1970s, publishing 23 books, including 13 books of poetry.
Amongst other posts he has been writer in residence at the Australian National University and he has represented Australia at International Poetry festivals.
Alan has kindly contributed his work and is happy to do so he says, „if it helps toward a finer poetic cartography of our planet”.