Geoff Page is based in Canberra and has published 23 collections of poetry as well as two novels and five verse novels. His recent books include 1953 (UQP 2013), Improving the News (Pitt Street Poetry 2013), New Selected Poems (Puncher & Wattmann 2013), Aficionado: A Jazz Memoir (Picaro Press 2014), Gods and Uncles (Pitt Street Poetry 2015), Hard Horizons (Pitt Street Poetry 2017), and PLEVNA: A Verse Biography (UWA Publishing 2016). He also edited The Best Australian Poems 2014 and The Best Australian Poems 2015 (Black Inc). His Elegy for Emily: A verse biography is due out shortly from Puncher & Wattmann.

Linda Weste won the 2016 Wesley Michel Wright Prize for excerpts from her historical verse novel Nothing Sacred. She has a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Melbourne.