Lucy Dougan’s books include White Clay (Giramondo), Meanderthals (Web del Sol) and The Guardians (Giramondo), and her prizes the Mary Gilmore and Alec Bolton Awards and short-listings for the 2015 Queensland Premier’s Prize for Poetry and the 2016 Victorian Premier’s Prize for Poetry. She 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 HEATmagazine 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.
Robert Wood has interned for Overland and Wild Dingo Press, worked for Australian Poetry, edited for Peril and Cordite, been a columnist for Cultural Weekly and is on the faculty of The School of Life. At present he works for the Centre for Stories.