Lynn Davidson’s latest poetry collection Islander is published by Shearsman Books and Victoria University Press. She had a Bothy Project Residency at Inshriach Bothy in the Cairngorms in 2016 and a Hawthornden Fellowship in 2013 and. In 2011 she was Visiting Artist at Massey University. Lynn won the Poetry New Zealand Poetry Award, 2020 and is the 2021 Randell Cottage Writer in Residence. Lynn has a doctorate in creative writing and teaches creative writing. She recently returned to New Zealand after four years living and writing in Edinburgh.