Mandy Macdonald is an Australian writer and musician living in Aberdeen, Scotland, and trying to make sense of the 21st and earlier centuries. Her poems appear in many anthologies and journals in Scotland and beyond, including Vaster Than Empires (Grey Hen Press, 2019), Aiblins (Luath, 2016), The Poet’s Republic (issue 7, 2019), and Words for the Wild (autumn 2019). Her debut pamphlet, The Temperature of Blue, will appear in autumn 2019. Mandy writes in the hope that poetry can change the world, or at least make it laugh.