Tegan Jane Schetrumpf lives in the small coastal town of Budgewoi, and writes poetry, essays and creative non-fiction. The writers she most admires are Sylvia Plath, Gwen Harwood, George Orwell, Jorge Luis Borges and of course, Shakespeare. The cuisines she most admires are Mediterranean and Asian, but she’ll eat anything vegetarian. Tegan was educated at the University of Sydney and has a Bachelor of Medical Science, a Masters of Letters in English and is currently undertaking postgraduate research into the turn of the 21st Century and its effect on traditional forms and narrative in Australian poetry.
Published in Wet Ink, Contrappasso, Swamp, Theory of Everything, Southerly, Meanjin, and Antipodes, she was shortlisted in the 2013 Jean Cecily Drake-Brockman Poetry Prize and was included in its anthology, Long Glances. Tegan is to be included in an upcoming anthology about Newcastle and the Hunter region, and is an editorial assistant for the fledgling poetry journal New Trad which is launching its first issue this month.