Ali Jane Smith is the author of a chapbook, Gala, published long, long ago by the Five Islands Press New Poets Program. Her poems have been published in literary journals, including Overland, Southerly, Rabbit, Plumwood Mountain and Cordite.
In 2018 her poem ‘Have You Any Dirty Washing, Mother Dear?' was shortlisted for the David Harold Tribe Poetry Prize and in 2016 she was one of three writers selected for the inaugural Sydney Review of Books Emerging Critics program. In 2015 her poem ‘Another Literary Life’ was selected as Poem of the Year by Australian Poetry Journal.