Moya Pacey was born and grew up in Middlesbrough in the north of England. She came to Canberra in 1978 when it was a country town masquerading as a city and taught English until she retired in 2005. This is her second collection. Her first, The Wardrobe (Ginninderra Press) was runner up for the ACT Writers’ Centre Poetry Award in 2010. Her poems are published widely in Australia and overseas and have appeared on buses and gallery walls, and won prizes. In 2015, she published One Last Border: Poetry for Refugees with Hazel Hall and Sandra Renew (Ginninderra Press). She is co-editor with Sandra Renew of the online poetry journal Not Very Quiet.