Ella Jeffery is an Australian poet, editor and academic. Her award-winning debut collection of poems, Dead Bolt, was published by Puncher & Wattmann in June 2020. In 2019 she was a recipient of the Queensland Premier’s Young Publishers and Writers Award and Dead Bolt won the Puncher & Wattmann Prize for a First Book of Poems. 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.