Ali Cobby Eckermann is a Yankunytjatjara/Kokatha poet and artist from South Australia whose work has been published and celebrated around the world. Her poetry collections include little bit long time, Kami and the award-winning collection Inside My Mother. Her verse novels are His Father’s Eyes and Ruby Moonlight, which won the first black&write! Indigenous writing fellowship, the Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry, a Deadly Award and was named the New South Wales Book of the Year. She’s also written the memoir Too Afraid to Cry. In 2013 Ali toured Ireland as Australia’s Poetry Ambassador, and in 2017 she received the Windham-Campbell Prize from Yale University. She describes herself as ‘a dreamer, a gardener, a reader and a nomad’.