Jenny Blackford’s poems and stories have appeared in Australian Poetry Journal, Cosmos and Westerly. Kate Forsyth called her subversively feminist historical novella set in ancient Greece, The Priestess and the Slave, “Completely fascinating”. In 2013 Pitt Street Poetry published an illustrated pamphlet of her cat poems, The Duties of a Cat, to be followed by her first full-length poetry book, The Loyalty of Chickens, in early 2017. She has won awards in the ACU Prize for Literature, the Henry Lawson Verse competition, the Scarlet Stiletto Short Story Awards and more. Jenny also writes for children, and her work is regularly published in the School Magazine.