Jordie Albiston has published nine poetry collections. Two of her books have been adapted for music-theatre, both enjoying seasons at the Sydney Opera House. Jordie's work has won many awards, including the 2010 NSW Premier's Prize.  She lives in Melbourne.

Blinded by the Night

This paper is an exploration of writing practice from an insomniac's point of view. Born with a neurological sleep disorder, I have established a routine in which I write poetry between the hours of 4 and 6 am. For me, the darkness is my workspace, my latitude, my home: as both person and poet, the darkness is my light.