Rachael Mead is a poet, short story writer, arts reviewer, and bookseller living in South Australia. She’s had an eclectic life, working as an archaeologist, environmental campaigner, and seller of books both old and new. She has an Honours degree in Classical Archaeology, a Masters in Environmental Studies, and a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from the University of Adelaide.
Her previous poetry collections include The Sixth Creek (Picaro Press 2013) and two chapbooks: Sliding Down the Belly of the World (Wakefield Press 2012) and The Quiet Blue World (Garron Publishing 2015). Rachael has published widely in Australia and internationally. Her work has featured on ABC Radio National’s Poetica program and her poetry was used by composer Stephen Leek as the basis for a choral composition that had its world premiere in 2015 at St Peter’s Cathedral in Adelaide.