J V Birch lives in Adelaide, South Australia.

Her poems have appeared in a number of anthologies, including Balancing Act and Other Poems (named after her contributory piece), Sentinel Champions, Foreign Encounters, Australian Love Poems, What We Carry Home, Australian Poetry Members’ Anthology Volume 2 2013, Friendly Street Poets 39: Silver Singing Streams, The Emma Press Anthology of Aunts and The Hunter Writers Centre Grieve Volume 5.

Her work has also featured in journals and magazines across Australia, the UK, Canada and the US including The New Writer, Sotto, Transnational Literature, Uneven Floor, Ink, Sweat and Tears, Writers’ Forum, Ponder Review, Chroma, Tincture, Plumwood Mountain, The Poetry Shed, Foxglove Journal, Tamba and Not Very Quiet.

She has been a three-time winner in a poetry category of mindshare’s Creative Writing Awards.

She has three chapbooks published by Ginninderra Press – Smashed glass at midnight in their Picaro Poets series, and What the water & moon gave me and A bellyful of roses in their Pocket Poets series – and is finalising her first full length collection.