Jordie Albiston has published eight collections. Two of her books (Botany Bay Document and The Hanging of Jean Lee) have been adapted for music-theatre, both enjoying seasons at the Sydney Opera House. Jordie’s first collection Nervous Arcs (1995) won the Mary Gilmore Award, received runner-up for the Anne Elder Award, and was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Prize. Her fourth collection, The Fall (2003), was shortlisted for Premier’s Prizes in Victoria, NSW and Queensland. In 2010 the NSW Premier’s Prize was awarded for the sonnet according to ‘m’. Jordie has an ongoing preoccupation with mathematical constructs and constraints, and the possibilities offered in terms of poetic structure. She lives in Melbourne.