Ella Jeffery is a poet, editor and critic. Her debut collection of poems, Dead Bolt, won the Puncher & Wattmann Prize for a First Book of Poems and the Anne Elder Award, and was shortlisted for the Dame Mary Gilmore Award. Her poetry has appeared widely in journals and anthologies including Best Australian Poems, Meanjin, HEAT, Griffith Review, Island and Southerly. She guest edited Rabbit Poetry Journal’s ARCHITECTURE issue and is the recipient of the Mick Dark Fellowship for Environmental Writing and the Queensland Premier’s Young Publishers and Writers Award. She lives in Brisbane.