Damen O’Brien is a multi-award-winning Brisbane poet. In 2021, Damen won the Cafe Writers Poetry Competition, the Magma Judge’s Prize, the MPU International Poetry Competition and received second place in the Gregory O’Donoghue Poetry Competition. Damen has been published in New Millenium Writings, the Atlanta Review, the Mississippi Review, Cordite, Southerly, StylusLit and many other journals.