Award-winning poet and author Jenny Blackford lives in Newcastle, Australia with her philosopher husband and her feline mews. She’s still astonished that she won the Long Poem category in the Science Fiction and Fantasy Association Rhysling Awards 2021. Her poems and stories have appeared in Asimov’s, Cosmos, Westerly and many more Australian and international literary journals and anthologies. Her third collection from Pitt Street Poetry, The Alpaca Cantos, was published just in time for lockdown. Her spidery, ghostly middle-grade adventure The Girl in the Mirror won the 2020 Davitt Award for Best Children’s Crime Novel.

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Jenny is a contributing author to the House of Zolo’s Journal of Speculative Literature – Volume 1  with the poems “Silver-Clean” and “No birdcage breast” and the short story “Velvet Revolution”; and to the House of Zolo’s Journal of Speculative Literature, Volume 4 with the poem “Engine of Strange Delights.”