Alexandra C. Steffan is a bilingual poet who grew up in northern Germany and is now based in Darwin, Northern Territory. She recently self-published her second collection of poetry “BLOOM, NOW” in February 2020, after publishing her debut collection ‘Ein Erstes’ in both English and German in 2017. In 2018, Steffan wrote, co-produced and performed in ‘HOWL’, which won the Darwin Fringe Award for Spoken Word and Ideas. She has performed at Red Dirt Poetry Festival in Alice Springs, as well as various stages in Australia and Germany. Reviewers of her work have claimed that Steffan “finds pockets of joy among the complexities of life, which she weaves into her writing and performance with vulnerability and grace.