Jennifer Mackenzie is a poet and reviewer, currently living in Melbourne. Her first visit to Java and Borobudur inspired a life-long interest in the Asian region, an interest covering the literary, the academic, travel and work. With the publication of Borobudur (Transit Lounge 2009), her engagement with the region intensified with invitations to the Ubud, Irrawaddy and Makassar festivals among others, and with Borobudur being republished by the Lontar Foundation in 2012. In 2015 she had the good fortune to travel to Bhutan, and in 2016 enjoyed a residency at Seoul Art Space_Yeonhui. From 2012, Jennifer took up reviewing, focusing on books from and about Asia and is working on a collection of essays, Writing the Continent.