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). Her column Both Sides Now is published monthly at Plus61JMedia. 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.