Beth Spencer‘s most recent book is Vagabondage, a verse memoir published by UWA Publishing. Her previous books include How to Conceive of a Girl (fiction) which was runner up for the Steele Rudd award. It was originally published by Vintage/Random House Australia, and is now available as a Kindle ebook. A book of poetry — Things in a Glass Box — was published as part of the SCARP/Five Islands New Poets series (and is available as a Kindle ebook), with selections broadcast as a feature on Radio National’s 'Poetica'. Beth has also published essays, academic articles, and newspaper columns; won the Age short story award; and written and produced work for ABC Radio National. A selection of her ABC sound and text pieces were collected on the double CD 'Body of Words' (dogmedia, 2004). Follow her at Beth Spencer.