Meg Mooney is a natural scientist who has lived in central Australia since 1987, working with remote Aboriginal communities for most of that time. Meg is launching her latest poetry book, Being Martha’s Friend, Ginninderra Press, at the NT Writers Eye of the Storm festival in Alice Springs in 2015. Meg’s other books are For the dry country: writing and drawings from the Centre, a collaboration with artist Sally Mumford, Ptilotus Press, 2005; and The Gap, co-winner of The Picaro Poetry Prize in 2010. Meg is currently working on a book, mainly prose, on the geology of central Australia. The masterclasses and fellowship she has had at Varuna have made all the difference.