Penny Drysdale is a poet living in Alice Springs. She was born and raised in central Victoria. Her poetry is published in the journals BlueDog and Verandah and in the anthologies In the Pink and Visible Ink. Her work was shortlisted for the NT Literary Awards Poetry Prize in 2011 and 2012. Penny works on social justice and cultural projects in central Australia, including for the Akeyulerre Healing Centre established by Arrernte elders to support families to practice and celebrate their culture. Penny is working on her first collection of poetry.