Jennifer Compton lives in Melbourne. Recent Work in Canberra published her 11th book of poetry, the moment, taken, in 2021. She is an avid performer, bringing page to the stage, and won the Melbourne Poets Union Open Mic Prize in 2017 and was highly commended for the Melbourne Spoken Word Prize in 2017 and 2018. She has recently been a guest at the Newcastle Writers Festival, the Queensland Poetry Festival, the Red Dirt Poetry Festival, and the Maitland Writers Festival. In her long career she has also had many stage and radio plays produced, including The Big Picture (published by Currency Press) which premiered at the Griffin Theatre in Sydney. She also writes reviews, most recently for Cordite Literary Review and Mascara Literary Review.


Jennifer Compton - Law and Order