Ella Holcombelives in Melbourne. Her work has appeared in publications including The New England Review, Egg (Poetry) and Poetrix, as well as several University Creative Writing collections. Her poem ‘Olivia’ was read on Radio National’s Poetica, as part of The Young Regional Poets Competition. In 2005 Ella's poem 'The Storm' was awarded first place in The John Marsden Competition, presented by Voiceworks, and in 2006 she presented her work at the Melbourne Emerging Writers' Festival. Ella's first collection of poetry, Welcome/No Vacancy, was published by Five Islands Press as part of their New Poets Series. Her poems detail the strangely intertwined lives of humans, houses, skeletons, and broken umbrellas.
Ella contributed the poem 'Waiheke' and small objects to The Cabinet of Lost and Found project.