Australian poet Jordie Albiston ("Things To Do (Heart)")was born in Melbourne in 1961. Her first poetry collection, Nervous Arcs, (Spinifex: '95) won first prize in the Mary Gilmore Award, second in the Anne Elder Award, and was shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Award. Her second book was entitled Botany Bay Document: A Poetic History of the Women of Botany Bay (Black Pepper: '96). Her most recent collection, The Hanging of Jean Lee (Black Pepper: '98), explores the life and death of the last woman hanged in Australia (1951). Jordie received the Dinny O'Hearn Memorial Fellowship in 1997, and was original editor of the first all-Australian, all-poetry e-zine Divan. She holds a Ph.D. in literature, and is married to Canadian-born poet Ian McBryde. Her fourth collection, The Fall, is due for release in early 2003.