FOR THE FIRST TWENTY YEARS OF HER WRITING LIFE,
Dorothy Porter was an obscure Australian poet. trying
to make a living from an unprofitable vocation.
Then, in 1994, with the publication of The Monkey's
Mask, her lesbian detective thriller in verse, she suddenly
found financial success, and both local and international
renown. Her subsequent work attracted reviews in
major Australian newspapers, and interviewers often
commented on her "pop star status," Porter's promotion
as a celebrity...[Show more]
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