JELENA DINIC arrived in Australia in 1993 during the collapse of Yugoslavia. She writes in Serbian and in English. In 2014 she was a resident at the Eleanor Dark Foundation, Varuna Writers’ Retreat in the Blue Mountains. The same year she co-edited the Friendly Street Poets Anthology The Infinite Dirt. Her chapbook Buttons On My Dress was published in spring 2015 by Garron publishing. In 2016 she was chosen as one of ABR’s States of Poetry poets and in 2017 she was a guest poet at the Georgetown Literary Festival in Penang, with the assistance of Writers SA. Her work has been published in journals and anthologies throughout Australia including Westerly, Australian Book Review, Best Australian Poems 2016 and Australian Poetry Journal Anthology 2018.