Natalie Damjanovich-Napoleon is a poet, songwriter and educator who is currently completing a PhD in Creative Writing on erasure poetry and forgotten histories. Her work has appeared in Cordite, Meanjin, Australian Poetry Journal and Writer's Digest. She has won the Bruce Dawe Poetry Prize (2018) and KSP Poetry Prize (2019). She has taught writing workshops in the US and Australia and helped run a volunteer poetry reading series, Voicebox. Her debut poetry collection First Blood was released in 2019. Her second poetry book, If There Is a Butterfly That Drinks Tears will be released in 2023 by Life Before Man Books.