I grew up near Boston, studied at New York University and Oxford, and after 18 years in Sydney, now live in Brisbane with my husband and our 5 sons. I write both poetry and fiction, and have received development grants in each from the Australia Council for the Arts. I also edit WordMothers, supporting women’s work in the literary arts worldwide, and teach poetry in primary schools.
I am currently pursuing publication for my poetry collection, Girls on Land, which explores the myriad ways women feature in mythology, religion, and contemporary society.
I am also seeking representation for The Accident, a coming-of-age novel loosely based on my experience following my father’s brain injury during my childhood.