Cassandra Atherton is an award-winning writer and scholar of prose poetry. She was a Visiting Scholar in English at Harvard University and a Visiting Fellow in Literature at Sophia University, Tokyo. Her most recent books of prose poetry are Leftovers (2020) and Fugitive Letters (2020). She is currently working on a book of prose poetry on the atomic bomb with funding from the Australia Council. Cassandra co-wrote Prose Poetry: An Introduction (2020) and co-edited The Anthology of Australian Prose Poetry(2020) with Paul Hetherington. She is associate editor at the US publishing house, MadHat Publishing and cohost of Lit Balm: An Interactive Livestream Reading Series.