Jack Oats (aka Baker) is a man of all trades. Under various pseudonyms, he’s been a teacher, ornithologist, conservation biologist, bureaucrat, grandfather, husband. He has published lots of science; years ago, he managed Biodiversity Conservation Science for the NSW Government. Nowadays, Jack Oats makes short fictional and factual word creations as part of the Recovery Plan for the Semi-colon. His first published collection of poetry, Soaring, pokes fun, casts doubts, celebrates Australia’s natural heritage, shares hope, gives love.