Valli Poole is an autonomous writer, who lives and writes in Melbourne, Australia. She has published 12 chapbooks under the names Valli or Valerie Poole: Parvus (2012), Undertones (2012), Miniature Rooms (2012), Fog & Fetid Air (2012), A Box of Hummingbirds (2013), Tethering Moon (2013), AEONS (2013), Shall Gods be Said to Thump The Clouds: Poets Celebrate Dylan Thomas (2014), BUK: A Tribute Anthology (2014), The BEATS go on: A Tribute Anthology (2014), Desire/Raven Life: Small Works (2014), and Bog Boys & Unquiet Graves (2014).
Valli has been published in a number of anthologies: The Occupy Wall Street Anthology, Sketchbook, The Art Of Being Human: Insomnia Vol 14, Fierce Invalids: A Tribute To Arthur Rimbaud, and 4th Lummox Anthology.
She has also been published in blogs and journals such as Little Raven, Blue Lake Review, New and Unusual Works, A Hundred Gourds, and the Lilliput Review.
She is the founder and operator of Blank Rune Press, a small publishing enterprise.
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Julie (J.Y.L.) Koh is a Sydney-based writer. Her first published story, 'Colin the Dog's Fabulous Midnight Adventure and Another Story' was adapted into a film produced by Staple Fiction and directed by Grant Scicluna.
Koh has subsequently published a range of short stories in various periodicals and, as of 2018, two collections: Portable Curiosities and Capital Misfits. Portable Curiosities was widely shortlisted for Australian awards in 2016 and 2017 (including for the Queensland Literary Awards, the Readings New Australian Writing Award, and the NSW Premier's Literary Awards) and was a joint winner of the Sydney Morning Herald Best Novelist of the Year in 2017.
Poet and editor.
After studying English and Australian literature at the University of Sydney, Seminara travelled extensively through India and became interested in Buddhism and yoga, which she has since studied and taught.
After returning from her travels, she settled down in Sydney.
Seminara's poetry has been published in Tincture, Seizure, Verity La, Bluepepper, Social Alternatives, Transnational Literature, and Regime. Since 2014, she has been managing editor of Verity La. In 2016, she released two collections of poetry: Scar to Scar (PressPress) and Engraft (Island Books).
Editor of Pink Cover Zine. In 2018, she was completing a Doctor of Creative Arts at Western Sydney University, and was a member of the university's Writing & Society Research Centre at Western Sydney University. Trayhurn has written a range of pieces for Overland, largely on questions of public spaces and gender.
Nicolas Brasch is a corporate writer and novelist with more than 15 years’ experience as a teacher of corporate writing, workshop facilitator and novelist. He’s delivered writing and communication workshops for many corporations, government departments, SMEs and Not-for-profit organisations in various online content roles. Previous clients include the Australian Communications and Media Authority and Asteron.
Nicolas is also the founder of the corporate writing company, Writers in Residence, and is the author of many children’s non-fiction books, several of which have won national and international awards. Nicolas Brasch was shortlisted for the 2011 Eve Pownall Award for his book Theme Parks, Playgrounds and Toys (2010).
Nicolas was also the founder of The Garret, and host of The Garret Podcast from 2016 to 2018. He teaches at Swinburne University and is the Chair of Writers Victoria. In 2019, he participated in Melbourne Jewish Book Week.