Miriam Hechtman is an Australian writer, creative producer and poet. She is the founder and creative director of POETICA, a live poetry and music initiative and is also co-presenter and producer of WORDSMITH – the poetry podcast. She is also editor and founder of The Alphabet of Women (Ginninderra Press 2022). She regularly writes for Plus61JMedia and hosts poet and author events at Gertrude & Alice Bookstore. For several years, Miriam partnered with award winning UK photographer Harry Borden on the book Survivor – A Portrait of the Survivors of the Holocaust (Hachette/Octopus). An avid traveller, currently she is based in Sydney with her husband and two daughters.