By Gwen Harwood

Gwen Harwood: Selected Poems

Drawing on two events discussing the poetry of Gwen Harwood, Chris Wallace-Crabbe, Tony Birch, Kevin Brophy and Jenny Niven explore Harwood’s playfulness with language and identity, the biographical events that influenced her poetry, the influences of religion and music –and her brushes with the ‘unsayable’.


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Further reading

We have two full discussions about Gwen Harwood’s poetry –one between Tony Birch and Kevin Brophy and another between Jenny Niven and Chris Wallace-Crabbe (the latter of whom, also a renowned Australian poet, knew Harwood well).

Gwen Harwood featured on Radio National’s Poetica.

Radio National’s The Book Show discussed what it was like to edit Gwen Harwood.

Gwen Harwood

Gwen Harwood (1920-1995) was an Australian poet and librettist. A qualified music teacher, she is regarded as one of Australia’s finest poets, publishing over 420 works, including 386 poems and 13 librettos. She won numerous poetry awards and prizes.