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Leni Shilton grew up in Papua New Guinea and Melbourne and has lived in Central Australia for many years where she has worked as a lecturer at Batchelor Institute coordinating the Creative Writing program, a prison educator, a bush nurse and a remote health educator. She is a prize-winning poet, whose work has been published widely in journals and anthologies. She is currently undertaking a PhD in Creative Writing through Southern Cross University writing a verse novel on historical figure Bertha Strehlow. 

Her poem, 'The Olgas', is now available on our free poetry app, The Disappearing.