Willo Drummond is a Sydney poet, PhD candidate and tutor in creative writing at Macquarie University, where she is a recipient of an Australian Postgraduate Award. Recently migrated from the wilds of the NSW Blue Mountains to the shores of Sydney’s Parramatta River, she has weathered previous lives as an actor, singer-songwriter and arts administrator. She writes about human and non-human animals, gender, and the fragile landscapes of identity.
Willo’s 2014 Master of Research thesis examined the ethics of the lyric mode in Australian ecopoetics, with a focus on the poetry of Robert Adamson. The project included a small suite of poetry entitled Propagules for drift and dispersal. A poetry reader for Overland Literary Journal, Willo’s writing is published in Cordite, Meniscus, Australian Poetry Anthology 2015, Mascara Literary Review and the US based little magazine, Yellowfield. Her current research considers creative writing practice artifacts, specifically the early notebooks of mid-Twentieth Century American poet Denise Levertov, from the perspective of extended cognition.