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Gwen Harwood Collected Poems

This definitive collection is a bumper edition of over 600 pages of published and previously uncollected poems, many illuminated by the poet’s own notes.

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Harwood’s pseudonymous selves have made literary history, most famously perhaps as Walter Lehmann whose Bulletin acrostic “f*#k” — once deciphered — rocked the Establishment. This collection is the product of diligent research by Harwood scholars Alison Hoddinott and Gregory Kratzmann, both longtime friends of the poet. Their editorial introduction places Gwen Harwood, who died in 1995, among the most formidable literary talents of our age.

'Roll back, you fabulous animal be human, sleep. I’ll call you up from water’s dazzle, wheat-blond hills, clear light and open-hearted roses, this day’s extravagance of blue stored like a pulse beat in the skull.' - Gwen Harwood, ‘Carnal Knowledge 1’

Gregory Kratzmann

Gregory Kratzmann

Gregory Kratzmann was born in Toowoomba in 1949 and undertook his tertiary education at the University of Queensland, Australian National University and Edinburgh University. He edited A Steady Storm of Correspondence: Selected Letters of Gwen Harwood 1943–1995 and also Harwood’s New Selected Poems (Penguin Books, 2001). He is a Senior Lecturer in English at La Trobe University.