Angela Gardner won the 2006 Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize and 2004 Bauhinia/Idiom 23 Prize. Her first book Parts of Speech was published by University of Queensland Press in 2007. She is a partner in Light-Trap Press which also publishes the online poetry journal www.foame.org. In 2008 she travelled to the USA and UK on a Churchill Fellowship to investigate poetry/printmaking collaborations and she has recently been awarded an Australia Council for the Arts Literature Residency in Ireland for 2009. She is currently working with collaborators on a Visual Arts & Crafts Strategy grant awarded by Arts Queensland to create two limited edition artist's books. Angela is a practicing visual artist with work in national and international public collections.