award-winning poet best known for crime novels set in verse who wrote
six collections of poetry and two young adult novels besides her five
verse novels including The Monkey's Mask that was made into a film in 2001 starring Kelly McGillis, and whose newest novel El Dorado was shortlisted in 2008 for the Prime Minister's Literary Award for fiction.
Cause of Death: Breast cancer
Born: March 26, 1954
Died: December 10, 2008
Location: Melbourne, Australia