Claudia Jardine (she/her) was born in Te-Tihi-o-Maru in 1995 and lives in Ōtautahi Christchurch. In 2020 she published her first chapbook, The Temple of Your Girl, in AUP New Poets 7 alongside Rhys Feeney and Ria Masae. In the same year, she received the Alex Scobie Research Prize for her Masters level thesis in Classics. For the winter of 2021 Jardine was awarded an Arts Four Creative Residency in The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora, where she worked on a collection of poems and obsessed over loom weights, deep sea creatures and a giant rat. Her debut folk pop EP North is available online.