Carmen Leigh Keates was the winner of the 2015 Whitmore Press manuscript prize and her debut poetry collection, Meteorites, is available now via In 2016, funded by the Australia Council for the Arts, Carmen traveled to Scandinavia to attend Bergman Week on the remote island of Fårö, and to research her next manuscript. Carmen lives in Brisbane; she works at QUT and has a PhD in writing from UQ.