Also writes as: Jan Sterling ; Margot Pearl
Born: Established: 9 Apr 1942 Mullumbimby ; Died: Sep 2011
In the 1980s Bostok studied at the University of Queensland. She graduated in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in English Literature and a major in Women's Studies. Her writing and publishing slowed at this time but accelerated from 1988 nationally and internationally.
Widely published overseas in periodicals and anthologies in English and in translation, Bostok was awarded many prizes for her work. She was a member of haiku and writing organisations and judged, taught, mentored and edited haiku in Australia and overseas. Bostok read at festivals, workshops and events and broadcast on radio. Two haiku were carved on rock in Katikati in New Zealand. Through her poetry Bostok became interested in the art of sumi-e painting, adapting some of its principles to her own drawings and illustrating her own and other poets' works. (Adapted from author's website.)