Texts in the City: Gwen Harwood: Selected Poems

Texts in the City: Gwen Harwood: Selected Poems

Studying a book or film can be a short-cut to consigning it to boredom. But our Texts in the City series – a gift to students, their teachers and lifelong learners – brings the VCE English and Literature lists to life. In this video, Tony Birch and Kevin Brophy appraise Gwen Harwood’s Selected Poems.

See also: Our 2012 Texts in the City discussion of Collected Poems of Gwen Harwood

Who?

Portrait of Kevin Brophy

Kevin Brophy

Kevin Brophy has had fourteen books of poetry, fiction and critical and personal essays published. His latest book is This is what Gives Us Time (Gloria SMH), a collection of poems written while poet-in-residence at the B R Whiting Library in Rome during 2015. In 2009 he was awarded the Calibre prize for an outstanding essay. He teaches creative writing at the University of Melbourne.

Portrait of Tony Birch

Tony Birch

Tony Birch is the author of the books Shadowboxing (2006), Father's Day (2009), Blood (2011), shortlisted for the Miles Franklin literary award, and The Promise (2014). His new novel, Ghost River, will be released in October 2015. Both his fiction and nonfiction writing has been published widely in literary magazines and anthologies, both in Australia and internationally. He is currently the inaugural Bruce McGuinness Research Fellow within the Moondani Balluk Centre at Victoria University.

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