Shevaun Cooley is a poet, essayist, and climber. Her poems have been published in CorditeIslandPoetry WalesMeanjin, Southerly and The Best Australian Poems, and have been shortlisted for the Newcastle Poetry Prize, and the University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor’s International Poetry Prize. She has a PhD in Creative Writing from Edith Cowan University, where she now teaches as an Adjunct Lecturer.