Publisher's synopsis

The Monkey’s Mask is a totally unique experience. It’s poetry. It’s a crime thriller. It’s where high art meets low life, passion meets betrayal, and poetry faces profanity on the streets of a harsh modern city. Dorothy Porter’s internationally bestselling verse novel holds you in its grip from the first verse paragraph to the final haunting pages.


  • Winner 1994 AGE Book of the Year for Poetry
  • Winner 1994 National Book Council Award for Poetry
  • Winner 1994 Braille Book of the Year