Cassandra Atherton is a widely anthologised prose poet and an expert on prose poetry. She was a Visiting Scholar in English at Harvard University and a Visiting Fellow at Sophia University, Tokyo. She is the recipient of national and international research grants and awards and has judged numerous poetry awards including the Victorian Premier’s Prize for Poetry, the joanne burns award and the Lord Mayor’s Prize for Poetry. Cassandra’s books of prose poetry include Exhumed (2015), Trace (2015), Pre-Raphaelite (2018) and Leftovers (2020). She is an Associate Professor of Writing and Literature at Deakin University and commissioning editor for Westerly magazine, Axon: Creative Explorations journal and series editor for publisher Spineless Wonders.