John Blight was born, in 1913, in Unley, South Australia . He became, in 1939, an accountant in Bundaberg, Queensland, thence a part-owner of timber mills after World War II, in the Gympie, Queensland region. He took up full-time writing in 1973.
John Blight has received numerous awards, including the Dame Mary Gilmore Medal, Grace Leven Prize for poetry, and the Christopher Brennan Award. He died in 1995.
- The Old Pianist: Poems (1945)
- The Two Suns Met (1954)
- A Beachcomber's Diary (1964)
- My Beachcombing Days : Ninety Sea Sonnets (1968)
- Hart : Poems (1975)
- Selected Poems 1939-1975 (1976)
- Pageantry for a Lost Empire (1978)
- The New City Poems (1980)
- Holiday Sea Sonnets (1985)
- Selected Poems 1939-1990 (1992)