Bonny Cassidy is an author of Irish and German descent. She lives on Dja Dja Wurrung land, in a native forest in Central Victoria. Bonny is the author of three poetry collections, most recently Chatelaine (Giramondo Publishing, 2017) which was shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards. She also co-edited the anthology Contemporary Australian Feminist Poetry (Hunter Publishers, 2016). Bonny’s essays on Australian literature and culture have been widely published, and she is Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at RMIT University, Melbourne. Bonny’s first book of nonfiction, Monument, is forthcoming in 2023. A hybrid of poetry, archival research, travel writing, historical fiction and micro-essays, it explores the material and psychological legacy of her colonial migrant forebears on unceded lands.