Stefanie Bennett's poetry collection 'The Vanishing' - July, 2015
Stefanie Bennett has published nineteen books of poetry. Over 40 years she has acted as a publishing editor, tutored in The Institute of Modern Languages at James Cook University, contracted as a writer in the community, and worked with Art's Action for Peace. Contrary to popular belief, Bennett has no university degree, never attended high school, and did not finish her primary education. At the age of eleven the self-made poet ran errands [paid for by various business houses] and found employment as an assistant in her mother's hairdressing salon. Of mixed ancestry (Italian/Irish/German/Paugussett-Shawnee), she was born in Townsville, North Queensland, Australia.