Michael J. Leach is an Australian academic, writer, and poet. He is based at the Monash University School of Rural Health, Bendigo, where he undertakes research, teaches demographic methods and evidence-based practice, and runs poetry workshops for medical students. Michael’s poems reside in Spillwords, Cordite, Rabbit, Meniscus, Consilience, Plumwood Mountain, The Blue Nib, Blue Bottle Journal, the Medical Journal of Australia, the Antarctic Poetry Exhibition, and elsewhere. Michael’s debut poetry collection is the chapbook 'Chronicity' (Melbourne Poets Union, 2020). He lives on unceded Dja Dja Wurrung Country and acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land.