J V Birch lives in Adelaide. Her poems have been published in a number of anthologies, journals and magazines, including Australian Love Poems, Grieve, Plumwood Mountain, Not Very Quiet, Magma, Cordite and Mslexia. She has three chapbooks with Ginninderra Press – Smashed glass at midnight, What the water & moon gave me and A bellyful of roses - and a full-length collection, more than here.