Gillian Telford is a NSW poet, born in England of Irish parents, who has lived & worked in NSW & Tasmania as a speech pathologist, ESL teacher & administrator. She started writing poetry regularly in 2001 after moving from Sydney to the Central Coast & for many years was an active member of Central Coast Poets Inc. During this time she co-edited three of their Henry Kendall Award anthologies. Her poems have been published regularly in journals and anthologies and twice short-listed for the Newcastle Poetry Prize. A first collection Moments of Perfect Poise was published by Ginninderra Press in 2008. After a Varuna ‘Strictly Poetry’ Focus week with Deb Westbury in 2013, she applied for and was awarded a 2014 Varuna/ Picaro Press PIP Fellowship and her new collection An Indrawn Breath was launched in May 2015.