Penny Drysdale grew up in Maryborough, Victoria. She studied psychology and law and has worked on social justice and cultural projects throughout her varied career. She moved from Melbourne to Alice Springs in 2010 where the poems in this collection were written. Penny currently works for the Akeyulerre Healing Centre established by Arrernte elders to practice and celebrate culture and ensure it is passed on to the next generations. Penny won the NT Literary Awards Poetry Prize in 2015 and was a finalist in 2011 and 2012.