British poet and dramatist who became known for a 1982 poetry collection entitled Swansongs. Two years later, she published a second collection, Rain Following.
She was a drama student at the University of California, Berkeley in the 1980s.
Early in her career, she became known for writing poems in a spontaneous manner and never revising her work.
She was born in Birmingham, England and spent her school years in Tyneside.
She and American poet Claudia Emerson were born in the same year.