Born: Established: 1941 Perth, Western Australia, ;
Her poetry is significant in its evocation of Fremantle, Swan River and Indian Ocean milieux. Most of the poems that began to appear regularly in Westerly, Poetry Australia, the Sandgropers Anthology, Twentieth Century, and the Beloit Poetry Journal drew on legends or on local folk-lore. Her poems frequently demonstrate a close affinity with the sea.
Knowles has been praised as an excellent reader of poetry and has participated in readings at the Praxis Gallery (Perth) and at the Fremantle Arts Centre.