Lucy Dougan's books include White Clay (Giramondo), Meanderthals (Web del Sol) and The Guardians (Giramondo). She holds a PhD from UWA on representations of Naples. In 2016 The Guardians won the WA Premier's Book Award for poetry. She currently works as Program Director for the China-Australia Writing Centre at Curtin. With Tim Dolin, she is co-editor of Fay Zwicky's Collected Poems.