Judith Nangala Crispin is a poet, visual artist, motorcyclist and volunteer firefighter, living on unceded Yuin Country in Braidwood, on the NSW Southern Tablelands. She has published two collections of poetry, The Myrrh-Bearers (Puncher & Wattmann) and The Lumen Seed (Daylight Books). Judith is a descendant of Bpangerang people from the Murray River, and also acknowledges heritage from Ireland, Scotland, France, Mali, Senegal and the Ivory Coast. Judith spends part of each year living and working with Warlpiri people in the Northern Tanami Desert. She was the winner of the 2020 Blake poetry prize with her account of searching for her family’s Aboriginal history. Judith’s poem ‘Voyage to Katherine via Andromeda’, was included in the Polaris Trilogy Anthology by Brick Street Poetry, to be deposited on the Moon’s surface in a NASA time capsule in 2024. Her third book, The Dingo’s Noctuary, will be published in late 2023.