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 poem), Sentinel Champions, Australian Love Poems, The Emma Press Anthology of Aunts, Australian Poetry Member’s Anthology and The Hunter Writers Centre Grieve Anthology.

Her work has also featured in journals and magazines, including Ink, Sweat and Tears, Coffin Bell, Australian Poetry Journal, Plumwood Mountain, The Poetry Shed, Not Very Quiet, Zoomorphic, Magma, Cordite and Mslexia.

She has been a three-time winner in a poetry category of mindshare’s Creative Writing Awards and a prize winner in The Molotov Cocktail Shadow Award.

Ginninderra Press have published three of her chapbooks – 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 her first full length collection, more than here.