Maddie Godfrey is a writer, poet and educator who aims to facilitate compassionate conversations about social issues. At 23, they have performed poetry at The Sydney Opera House, The Royal Albert Hall, St Paul’s Cathedral and Glastonbury Festival. Maddie’s publishing highlights include Westerly Magazine, Button Poetry, Scum Mag and Cordite Poetry Review. In 2018 Maddie’s debut poetry collection, titled ‘How To Be Held’ was released by Burning Eye Books (UK). Currently Maddie is working with Propel Youth Arts as the Creative Coordinator of Youth Week WA 2019. They are also completing their PhD and editing for Voiceworks Magazine.