Kerri Shying is a Wiradjuri-Chinese poet, the winner of a NSW Writers’ Centre Emerging Writer Grant in 2017. Shying’s work has appeared in Snap Journal, Cordite, Verity La, Ear to Earth, Women of Words 2016, and The Australian Poetry Journal 2020. Alongside that, Shying has published books, including the bilingual pocketbook of poems sing out when you want me (Flying Islands/ASM/Cerberus Press, 2017), the chapbook Elevensies (Slow Loris, 2018), and Knitting Mangrove Roots (Flying Islands/ASM/Cerberus, 2019). After being shortlisted for the Helen Anne Bell and Noel Rowe Prizes in 2017, she also won the Dr Eric Dark Flagship Fellowship for 2019 for her collection Know Your Country (Puncher and Wattman, 2020). For the past five years, Shying has been the convenor of Write Up , a free writing/arts group that mentors community writers with disabilities in the Lower Hunter, and, in 2020, Shying was nominated for an Aspire Award for this work.