By Gwen Harwood, Gregory Kratzmann
Gwen Harwood (1920-1995) is among the most sensible enjoyed Australian poets of the 20th century - and a fierce prankster, who released poems lower than half-a-dozen names and identities. by means of turns poignant, sensuous and mischievous, passionately musical, her poetry is marked by means of convinced intelligence and a quicksilver, anti-authoritarian wit. This new collection of her poetry from 1943 to her dying makes the entire variety of the paintings obtainable for the 1st time to poetry-lovers within the northern hemisphere. With an advent via the top Harwood critic Gregory Kratzmann and the Australian poet Chris Wallace-Crabbe, who corresponded with Harwood, the choice contains hitherto little-known paintings in addition to poems that have develop into a part of the critical canon of Australian poetry.