Zenobia Frost is an arts writer and award-winning poet based in Brisbane. Her most recent poetry collection, After the Demolition (Cordite Books), won the 2020 Wesley Michel Wright Award and was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. She recently received a Queensland Premier’s Young Publishers and Writers Award and, in 2020, edited coffee-table history book Art Starts Here: 40 Years of Metro Arts.
Vicki Hastrich is a Sydney writer. She started out with the ABC as a TV camera operator and became an assistant director in drama. When she began writing, a range of jobs followed, including warehouse-hand, picture researcher, factory worker, archivist and oral historian. Her two novels, Swimming with the Jellyfish and The Great Arch were published in 2001 and 2008 respectively. Turning to non-fiction, her most recent work is Night Fishing (2019), a book of essays that has been highly praised. ‘Things Seen’, a cornerstone essay in the collection, was first published in The Best Australian Essays 2016.
A Kinder Sea explores the sea as sanctuary, hoard and repository. Composed of sequences – love letters, elegies, narratives and odes – it looks outwards from the intimate to take in others’ lives and voices, remaking form and craft. Felicity Plunkett’s remarkable poems balance wrack and loss with vitality, resilience and beauty.
Angela Rockel is the author of Rogue Intensities, winner of the Dorothy Hewett Award for an Unpublished Manuscript (UWA Publishing 2019). She was born in Aotearoa New Zealand and has lived all her adult life in rural lutruwita Tasmania. Her writing is a meditation on the experiences of living in place and a search for language capable of supporting conversations about landscape, community, history, family and inner and outer life, towards a politics of imagination and being.