Julie Watts is a Counsellor/PlayTherapist and lives by the coast with her family. She is a Western Australian writer and has been published nationally and internationally in journals and anthologies including: Westerly, Cordite, Rochford Street Review, Sublime: Poems From Australia & India, Australian Poetry Anthology and the Anthology of Contemporary Australian Feminist Poetry. Julie was shortlisted in the Newcastle Poetry Prize 2016, and won the 2016 Hunters Grieve Project. She was shortlisted for the Montreal International Poetry Prize 2017 and won The Blake Poetry Prize 2017. Her first poetry collection, Honey and Hemlock, was published in 2013 by Sunline Press.