About

Jenny’s poems have appeared in Australian Poetry Journal, Westerly, Going Down Swinging, the American speculative fiction magazines Strange Horizons and Asimov’s, and many other journals, magazines, and anthologies. Her poetry awards include first place in the Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Poetry, the Connemara Mussel Festival Poetry Prize, and the Humorous Verse section of the Henry Lawson awards, as well as numerous placings, commendations, and listings. In 2019, Eagle Books published her middle-grade novel The Girl in the Mirror.

Pitt Street Poetry published an illustrated chapbook of her cat poems, The Duties of a Cat, in 2013. It was followed in 2017 by her first full-length book of poetry, The Loyalty of Chickens, suitable for people aged eleven and up, and in 2020 her new collection The Alpaca Cantos.  She lives in Newcastle, NSW with her philosopher husband and her muse/mews.

www.jennyblackford.com

Twitter: @dutiesofacat