Dominic Symes (27) is a poet from Adelaide, Australia. His poetry has appeared in Voiceworks, Award Winning Australian Writing (2016), Krass Journal and is featured in the 2017 Australian Book Review ‘States of Poetry’ series. He is currently undertaking a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Adelaide. His thesis is in the field of ekphrasis and is entitled, ‘Postulating the Personal in Abstract Art through Poetry’. An excerpt from his thesis concerning the history of ekphrasis in Australia has been published in Cordite. His chapbook of ekphrastic collaborations, ‘Shanghai Fever’, was launched as part of the 2016 SALA festival.