- Australia and New Zealand
- New Zealand
is a poet, playwright and fiction writer who won the 1993 Bruce Mason Playwriting Award for Love Knots (performed 1993, pub. 1994 and translated into Italian) and the Hubert Church Award for a first book of fiction for The Wife Who Spoke Japanese in her Sleep (1993). She was a founding member of the Women's Play Press in 1992 and has been the recipient of numerous fellowships and writing grants. Her poem, "The Tank," won the 1998 NZ Poetry Society International Poetry Competition. Plumb's recent works include two collections of poetry, Salamanca (1998) and Avalanche (2000), a novella, The Diary as a Positive in Female Adult Behavior (2000), and a novel, Secret City (2003). A new poetry collection, Nefarious, is forthcoming this year. Ms. Plumb was most recently employed by the New Zealand Ministry of Education. She is participating courtesy of Creative New Zealand.