Rose Lucas completed her PhD at Monash University. Later she was the director of the Centre for Women's Studies at Monash University, Melbourne where she taught cinema, women's literature and feminist poetics. Lucas has also been a senior lecturer in the School of English, Communications and Performance Studies at Monash and a lecturer at the Chisholm Institute, Melbourne.
'In a collection evoking luminescent images, poet Rose Lucas explores nature and beauty, love and travel. Even in the Dark contains delicate poems of the lives of women and the exquisite beauty contained in the act of observation. The entire lifespan is present here, in vitro to the final hours, developing and then ageing bodies captured in whisps of lovely images, images that also contain danger and risk. In this, her first volume of poetry, Lucas has distilled years of writing into an impressive selection.' (Publisher's blurb)