Doris Brett is a clinical psychologist and a multi-award winning author and poet who resides in Melbourne. Her books have been published in America, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Russia and Korea as well as Australia.
Doris has been awarded numerous literary awards for her poetry. The Constellation of the Crab, a collection of poems that arose out of her experience with ovarian cancer, was short-listed for the National Book Council Poetry Prize. Her poems have variously won the 1994 Queensland Premier’s poetry Prize, the 1995 Northern Territory Government Poetry Prize, the 1998 Judith Wright Poetry Prize and the 1998 Gwen Harwood Memorial Poetry Prize. Her memoir, Eating the Underworld, included several of these poems and was widely acclaimed.