1956- ; b. Newfoundland, raised in Co. Antrim [var. Belfast] by adoptive
parents from three; ed. York St. Art College, Belfast; married and divorced
with two children, lived in Tallaght, then Cavan; poetry, Abigail Brown
(Galway: Salmon Publishing 1991), winner of 1992 Brendan Behan Memorial
Prize; Arts Council Bursary, 1992; issued The Touch-Maker (1994);
co-ed., Windows Publication Monthly, with Simion Dumitrache since
1992; lives in Co. Monaghan. ATT
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Katie Donovan, A. N. Jeffares & Brendan Kennelly, eds., Irelands
Women (Dublin: Gill & Macmillan 1994), selects poetry.
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Brett and Dumitrache provided literal translations for poems of Stephen
Augustin Doinas which Ciaran Carson rendered as verse in When the Tunnels
Meet (Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Bloodaxe 1996).