Alison Whittaker is a Gomeroi poet, life writer and essayist from Gunnedah and Tamworth, north-western New South Wales. She now lives in Sydney on Wangal land, where she studies a combined Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws at the University of Technology Sydney. Her work has been published in Meanjin, Vertigo and Colouring the Rainbow: Blak Queer and Trans Perspectives. In 2015, Alison was awarded one of two Indigenous Writing Fellowships by the State Library of Queensland’s black&write! project. Written over four years and inspired by small fragments of her own life, Lemons in the Chicken Wire is Alison’s first published collection.