Cassandra Atherton is an award-winning writer and scholar of prose poetry. She was a Visiting Scholar in English at Harvard University and a Visiting Fellow in Literature at Sophia University, Tokyo. Her books of prose poetry include Exhumed (2016), Pre-Raphaelite (2018) Leftovers (2020) and Fugitive Letters (2020). She is currently writing a book of prose poetry on the atomic bomb with funding from the Australia Council. Cassandra co-wrote Prose Poetry: An Introduction (2020) and co-edited the Anthology of Australian Prose Poetry (2020) with Paul Hetherington. She is a commissioning editor for Westerly magazine, associate editor for MadHat Press and Professor of Writing and Literature in Melbourne, Australia.