Carol Jenkins grew up in Woy Woy and left “as soon as possible”. At university she studied science, followed by a graduate diploma in Labour Law and a Masters in Public Health. After a career in chemical regulation and assessment she has pursued creative writing since 2003, and in 2007 established River Road press which produces audio CDs of Australian poetry. Her work has appeared in numerous journals and her poem “Shirt/Post Shirt” was commended in the 2007 Newcastle Poetry Prize. She lives in Sydney with her family.