Kirli Saunders is a proud Gunai woman, children's author and poet. She manages Poetic Learning at Red Room Poetry and founded Poetry in First Languages. Her most recent picture book release, The Incredible Freedom Machines, has been published in both French and English. Her forthcoming titles include Our Dreaming in 2019 and Happy Ever After in 2020 and her first poetry collection, Kindred will be released in May of this year. Kirli has received recognition in the Nakata Brophy Prize and Black&Write. Kirli is writer in residence at The Literature Centre, Fremantle, 2019.