Claire Albrecht is writing her PhD in Poetry at the University of Newcastle. She was the 2019 Emerging Writers Festival fellow at the State Library of Victoria, and will (COVID willing) be a resident at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, New Mexico in 2020. Claire’s poems appear in Cordite Poetry Review, Overland Literary Journal, Plumwood Mountain, The Suburban Review, Australian Poetry Anthology and elsewhere. Her manuscript sediment was shortlisted for the 2018 Subbed In chapbook prize, and her debut chapbook pinky swear launched in 2018. Claire founded and runs Cuplet Poetry Night in Newcastle, which features local, interstate and international artists.