Robert Sullivan is an acclaimed poet who has published seven collections of poetry, a graphic novel and a children's book. He has also been the editor of several works, including co-editing Whetu Moana: Contemporary Polynesian Poems in English with Albert Wendt and Reina Whaitiri. Robert co-edits the online literary journal Trout, is a board member of the New Zealand Electronic Poetry Centre and the Manukau Institute of Technology arts journal Z/X. While in Hawai'i he is an editorial board member of The Contemporary Pacific, and the Pacific Islands Monograph Series. He served on the Literature Advisory Committee of Creative New Zealand and UNESCO (New Zealand's) National Sub-commission on Culture and the Arts. He was also a fiction judge for the 2005 Kiriyama Pacific Rim book prize based in San Francisco.