Ivy Ireland is a poet who haunts a second-hand bookstore café in her spare time. Ivy has worked as many things in her curious life, including a magician’s assistant, a harpist and a casual lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Newcastle, where she completed her Ph.D. in 2012. Ivy’s first book, Incidental Complications, was published in 2007 and her more recent collection, Porch Light, was published in 2015. Ivy was awarded the Australian Young Poet Fellowship in 2007 and has won the Harri Jones Memorial Prize and the local section of the Newcastle Poetry Prize. Ivy’s poems and reviews have been published in various magazines and anthologies both in Australia and overseas.