Sarah Holland-Batt is an award-winning poet, editor and critic, and Professor of Creative Writing and Literary Studies at QUT. Her first book, Aria (UQP, 2008), was the recipient of a number of national literary awards, including the Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize, the Judith Wright Poetry Prize and the Anne Elder Award, and was shortlisted in both the New South Wales and Queensland Premiers' Literary Awards for Poetry. Her second book, The Hazards (UQP, 2015), won the 2016 Prime Minister's Literary Award for Poetry, and was shortlisted for the Kenneth Slessor Poetry Prize in the New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards, the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature John Bray Memorial Prize, the Western Australian Premier's Book Awards and the Queensland Literary Awards. Her most recent book is Fishing For Lightning (UQP, 2021). She is the recipient of a Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship, the W.G. Walker Memorial Fulbright Scholarship, residencies at Yaddo and MacDowell colonies in the United States, the Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship, an Asialink Literature residency in Japan, and an Australia Council Literature Residency at the B.R. Whiting Studio in Rome, among other honours. She is presently the Judy Harris Writer in Residence at the Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney.