Elizabeth (Libby) Kirkby-McLeod is an Auckland author who has had poetry published or forthcoming in takahe, Landfall, Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2019 and the NZPS 2018 anthology The Unnecessary Invention of Punctuation. She was long-listed for the 2008 Six Pack 3 authors anthology and her poem ‘Her Warning Signs’ was Highly Commended in the 2018 International Poetry Competition.

Her first poetry collection will be published in November 2019 with The Cuba Press. She has a children’s book forthcoming with Gilt Edge Publishing.

Elizabeth also reviews poetry, is an active member of the NZSA Auckland branch and produces the NZSA Oral History Podcast series.

Elizabeth has a First Class Master of Creative Writing from AUT, where she was a recipient of the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Postgraduate Study.