Roger Horrocks’s previous work as a poet includes The Auckland Regional Transit Poetry Line (1982) and the libretto for the highly successful Len Lye: The Opera (2012) with music by Eve de Castro-Robinson. He has been a contributing editor to noted literary magazines such as And, Splash and Parallax. He is a filmmaker who founded the Department of Film, Television and Media Studies at The University of Auckland. He worked as Len Lye’s assistant in 1980 and later wrote a biography of Lye which was a finalist in the New Zealand Book Awards. He has been involved in many areas of the arts and in 2004 was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit.