Dr Bonny Cassidy is a poet, critic, editor and essayist. She is Lecturer in Creative Writing at RMIT University and supervises Honours and HDR candidates. Bonny has released three poetry collections: a chapbook, Said To Be Standing (Vagabond, 2010); and two full-length collections, Certain Fathoms (Puncher & Wattmann, 2012) and Final Theory (Giramondo, 2014). Her poetry has been featured in Young Poets: An Australian Anthology (John Leonard Press, 2011) and Black Inc’s Best Australian Poems from 2010-2013, with both poetry and criticism published widely in journals both local and international, including Jacket2, Meanjin, The Age, The Australian and Zone. Bonny runs a monthly poetry reading in Melbourne, and is Feature Reviews Editor at Cordite Poetry Review. She has for many years helped to develop poetry education programs in the community. Most recently she has been a guest of the Ottawa International Writers Festival 2014 and the Australian Poetry Tour of Ireland. With Jessica Wilkinson she is currently co-editing Australia’s first anthology of contemporary feminist poetry, and preparing a book of essays on Australian poetics.