Jules Leigh Koch was born in Sydney and raised in Adelaide. He has conducted poetry workshops in schools, colleges and at the South Australia Writers Centre. He also works as a mentor with writers from the Richard Llewellyn Arts and Disability Trust.
He has been a recipient of two South Australian Literature Grants in 2008 and again in 2011.
Jules’ working life is shared between Forbes Primary School and Centacare, working with children and young adults with special needs in education and in the community.
Written over seven years, Jules Leigh Koch’s latest collection depicts people living between pension day and charity. Fringe dwellers whose lives are constructed like origami cranes: defiant, yet quite fragile.