Gemma Troy spent her childhood hunting for gold with her father, camping in fern gullies, and collecting keepsakes from the outdoors. Pebbles, nests, shells, seed pods, plants, bones, feathers - if it's beautiful, portable, and can be spared by the earth, Gemma takes it home as a reminder of nature's beauty. In Heart Lines, Gemma reflects on themes of love and pain, femininity and joy, and matches each delicate poem with one of her foraged treasures.
Gemma Troy is an Australian poet who lives in the woods of the Sunshine Coast in northern Queensland. She spends her time photographing, making, collecting and writing but feels like verse is the natural habitat of her creativity. She loves and is inspired by life's simplest pleasures and would love to be described as a sun worshipper, pain collector and heart interpreter.