Julie Watts is the 2018 recipient of the Dorothy Hewitt Award. She is a Western Australian writer and Counsellor/Play Therapist and lives by the coast with her family. She has been published in various journals and anthologies including: Westerly, Cordite, Australian Poetry Anthology, Australian Love Poems 2013 and the Anthology of Contemporary Australian Feminist Poetry. She was shortlisted in the Newcastle Poetry Prize 2016, and won the 2016 Hunters Grieve Project. She was shortlisted for the Montreal International Poetry Prize 2017 and won The Blake Poetry Prize 2017. Her first poetry collection, Honey and Hemlock, was published in 2013 by Sunline Press.