Dr Nandi Chinna is a research consultant, poet, essayist and environmental activist. She has a strong interest in wetlands and walking. Her first collection of poetry, Our Only Guide is Our Homesickness, was published by Five Islands Press in 2007, followed by the chapbook, How to Measure Land, which was joint winner of the 2010 Picaro Press Byron Bay Writers Festival Poetry Prize. Her poetry collection, Swamp; walking the wetlands of the Swan Coastal Plain, was published by Fremantle Press in 2014. In 2016 she was the inaugural writer in residence at Kings Park and Botanical Garden in Perth, Western Australia.