Gemma White lives in Melbourne. She is a painter, poet, managing editor and founder of Only Words Apart Media (www.owamedia.com). She writes poems that distil everyday moments in time, infusing them with meaning, sometimes adding a touch of the surreal or imaginary. Gemma was involved in various poetry media projects such as RMIT’s PROD (a collaboration of poetry and film) in 2009, in which one of her poems ‘The Mariner’s Lover’ was turned into the song ‘Ancient Love’ by singer/songwriter Gossling. Excerpts from her poem ‘Love Song for London’ were featured in Mash, a collaborative poetry initiative by the 9th Annual Overload Poetry Festival. This is Gemma’s first collection of poetry.