LK Holt lives in Melbourne where she was born in 1982. Her childhood and growing up were mainly spent in Adelaide. Her first collection of poems, Man Wolf Man (John Leonard Press, 2007), won the 2009 Kenneth Slessor Prize in the NSW Premier’s Awards.
Patience, Mutiny shared the annual Grace Leven Prize for Poetry for 2010 with two other books, The Simplified World by Petra White and Phantom Limb by David Musgrave, all of them published by JLP. In the Prize’s distinguished sixty-four-year history, this is the first time that three books have been honoured together.