Lucy Dougan has been published in a range of journals both here and overseas, and has had work represented in many anthologies. She has worked in arts administration, as a tertiary teacher of creative writing, literature and film, and as poetry editor of HEAT magazine and Axon: Creative Explorations. She has collaborated on several public art projects with the sculptors Nicole and Alec Mickle. She currently works as Program Director for the China-Australia Writing Centre at Curtin. Her PhD, concerning representation of Naples, was awarded in 2010. The Guardians won the WA Premier’s Prize for Poetry in 2016.