Pieter Odendaal is a South African poet, playwright, translator and editor. His debut collection, asof geen berge ooit hier gewoon het nie (Tafelberg), received the 2019 Ingrid Jonker Prize. His poems have appeared in various local and international journals. He was the director of InZync Poetry from 2015-2019, a poetry organisation based in the English Studies Department at Stellenbosch University. Along with Annel Pieterse and Mbongeni Nomkonwana, he is the co-editor of the translation anthologies Many Tongues (2013) and ConVerse (2018). Odendaal holds a PhD in Creative Writing from the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane (2020). He currently teaches Creative Writing at North-West University in Potchefstroom, and his second poetry collection is forthcoming from Tafelberg in 2023.