Ella Jeffery is an award-winning Australian poet. In 2019 she was a recipient of the Queensland Premier’s Young Publishers and Writers Award and her debut collection of poems, Dead Bolt, won the Puncher & Wattmann Prize for a First Book of Poems. Dead Bolt will be published by Puncher & Wattmann in May 2020. Ella’s poetry has appeared widely in journals and anthologies including Best Australian Poems, Meanjin, Griffith Review and Southerly. She also co-edits Stilts Journal, a triannual digital poetry journal publishing poets from around Australia.