In the Park single work   poetry   "She sits in the park. Her clothes are out of date."
Issue Details: First known date: 1961 1961
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Notes

  • First published pseudonymously, the poem appears under Harwood's own name in later publications.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y The Bulletin vol. 82 no. 4230 8 March 1961 Z591803 1961 periodical issue 1961 pg. 28
  • Appears in:
    y Poems [Volume 1] Gwen Harwood , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1963 Z421270 1963 selected work poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1963 pg. 88
  • Appears in:
    y New Impulses in Australian Poetry Rodney Hall (editor), Thomas Shapcott (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1968 Z548090 1968 anthology poetry St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1968 pg. 63
  • Appears in:
    y The Land's Meaning L. M. Hannan (editor), B. A. Breen (editor), South Melbourne : Macmillan Australia , 1973 Z873720 1973 anthology poetry South Melbourne : Macmillan Australia , 1973 pg. 86
  • Appears in:
    y Selected Poems [1975] Gwen Harwood , Sydney London : Angus and Robertson , 1975 Z420751 1975 selected work poetry This collection contains a selection from Poems and Poems : Volume Two as well as 27 new poems. Sydney London : Angus and Robertson , 1975 pg. 27
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    y The Collins Book of Australian Poetry Rodney Hall , Sydney : Collins , 1981 Z542215 1981 anthology poetry Sydney : Collins , 1981 pg. 246
  • Appears in:
    y Cross-Country : A Book of Australian Verse John Barnes (editor), Brian McFarlane (editor), Richmond : Heinemann , 1984 Z900285 1984 anthology poetry (taught in 1 units) Richmond : Heinemann , 1984 pg. 151-152
  • Appears in:
    y Selected Poems [1985] Gwen Harwood , North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1985 Z443272 1985 selected work poetry A revision of Selected Poems, first published by Angus and Robertson in 1975. It incorporates poems from The Lion's Bride, 1981. North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1985 pg. 27
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    y Two Centuries of Australian Poetry Mark O'Connor (editor), Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1988 Z322247 1988 anthology poetry criticism Contains poems grouped into 18 thematic sections (19 in 2nd. ed.) ; each section has an introduction, notes and suggestions for study activities and further study. Biographical notes on authors and indexes also included. Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1988 pg. 189
  • Appears in:
    y Cross-Country : A Book of Australian Verse John Barnes (editor), Brian McFarlane (editor), Richmond : Heinemann , 1984 Z900285 1984 anthology poetry (taught in 1 units) Richmond : Heinemann Education Australia , 1988 pg. 151-152
  • Appears in:
    y Selected Poems [1990] Gwen Harwood , North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1990 Z313285 1990 selected work poetry North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1990 pg. 27
  • Appears in:
    y The Penguin Book of Modern Australian Poetry John Tranter (editor), Philip Mead (editor), Ringwood : Penguin , 1991 Z151302 1991 anthology poetry Ringwood : Penguin , 1991 pg. 108
  • Appears in:
    y The Faber Book of Modern Australian Verse Vincent Buckley (editor), London : Faber , 1991 Z563845 1991 anthology poetry war literature satire humour London : Faber , 1991 pg. 101
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    y An Anthology of Australian Literature Hoju munhak chonjip Ch'oe Chin-yong (editor), Cynthia Van Den Driesen (editor), Seoul : Hansin Munhwasa , 1995 Z994880 1995 anthology poetry short story Seoul : Hansin Munhwasa , 1995 pg. 247
  • Appears in:
    y Australian Verse : An Oxford Anthology John Leonard (editor), Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1998 Z461207 1998 anthology poetry (taught in 1 units) A thorough survey of poetry by Australians in English, beginning with a selection of contemporary work by younger poets, and going backward in time to the early colonial period. In addition to poems in the literary tradition, it indudes performance poetry, convict songs and old bush ballads. An extensive selection has been provided from the work of five major twentieth-century poets: Les Murray, Gwen Harwood, Judith Wright, A.D. Hope and Kenneth Slessor. Several features are provided to assist the reader: the date of first publication of each poem is provided; footnotes explain unfamiliar words and allusions; and brief biographical notes assist in locating each poet in his or her place in time. Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1998 pg. 179-180
  • Appears in:
    y 50 Years of Queensland Poetry : 1940s - 1990s Philip Neilsen (editor), Helen Horton (editor), Rockhampton : Central Queensland University Press , 1998 Z893557 1998 anthology poetry Rockhampton : Central Queensland University Press , 1998 pg. 26
  • Appears in:
    y Selected Poems : A New Edition Gwen Harwood , Gregory Kratzmann (editor), Victor Harbor : Halcyon Press , 2001 Z824188 2001 selected work poetry Details of the changes made in compiling this selection are outlined in the editor's introduction . Some poems not appearing in previous selections, as well as some unpublished poems, have been added; some poems previously appearing have been omitted. Textual emendations have been made to some works. Victor Harbor : Halcyon Press , 2001 pg. 23
  • Appears in:
    y The Indigo Book of Modern Australian Sonnets Geoff Page (editor), Charnwood : Indigo , 2003 Z1079824 2003 anthology poetry extract A selection of almost two hundred sonnets written by Australians between 1945-2003. Charnwood : Indigo , 2003 pg. 28
  • Appears in:
    y Motherlode : Australian Women's Poetry 1986 - 2008 Jennifer Harrison (editor), Kate Waterhouse (editor), Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2009 Z1592305 2009 anthology poetry (taught in 1 units) 'Motherlode portrays the story of children and mothers from the perspective of women and their social and emotional contexts.' (The editors) Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2009 pg. 166
  • Appears in:
    y Mappings of the Plane : New Selected Poems Gwen Harwood , Gregory Kratzmann (editor), Chris Wallace-Crabbe (editor), Manchester : Fyfield Books , 2009 Z1635144 2009 selected work poetry

    'Gwen Harwood (1920-1995) is one of the best loved Australian poets of the twentieth century - and a fierce prankster, who published poems under half-a-dozen names and identities. By turns poignant, sensuous and mischievous, passionately musical, her poetry is marked by sure intelligence and a quicksilver, anti-authoritarian wit.

    'This new selection of her poetry from 1943 to her death makes the full range of the work accessible for the first time to poetry-lovers in the northern hemisphere. With an introduction by the leading Harwood critic Gregory Kratzmann and the Australian poet Chris Wallace-Crabbe, who corresponded with Harwood, the selection includes hitherto little-known work along with poems which have become part of the central canon of Australian poetry.' (From the publisher's website.)

    Manchester : Fyfield Books , 2009
    pg. 20
  • Appears in:
    y The Puncher & Wattmann Anthology of Australian Poetry John Leonard (editor), Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2009 Z1674214 2009 anthology poetry (taught in 16 units) Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2009 pg. 234
  • Appears in:
    y Australian Poetry Journal #Technology vol. 2 no. 1 2012 Z1874256 2012 periodical issue 2012 pg. 70
Alternative title: في المنزه
Transliterated title: Fil-muntazah
First line of verse: "تجلس في المنتزه، ثيابها من طراز عتيق = She sits in the park. Her clothes are out of date."
Language: English , Arabic
Notes:
Author's name appears incorrectly as Gwen Harrowed

Works about this Work

Suburban Sonnets : 'Mrs Harwood', Miriam Stone and Domestic Modernity Susan Sheridan , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 23 no. 2 2007; (p. 140-152)
Kristeva, Literature and Motherhood Statements Kevin Brophy , 1998 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , Autumn vol. 58 no. 1 1998; (p. 34-40)
She / I / You / It: Constructing Mothers and Motherhood in the Writing of Gwen Harwood Jennifer Strauss , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , March vol. 52 no. 1 1992; (p. 1-19)
Landscape at the Edge of a Promise : Australian Romanticism and John Shaw Neilson Dennis Haskell , 1990 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Meridian , October vol. 9 no. 2 1990; (p. 133-142) Imagining Romanticism : Essays on English and Australian Romanticisms 1992; (p. 203-215)
Gwen Harwood: The Golden Child Aloft on Discourse Andrew Taylor , 1987 single work criticism
— Appears in: Gwen Harwood 1987; (p. 73-91) Reading Australian Poetry 1987; (p. 112-125)
Suburban Sonnets : 'Mrs Harwood', Miriam Stone and Domestic Modernity Susan Sheridan , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 23 no. 2 2007; (p. 140-152)
She / I / You / It: Constructing Mothers and Motherhood in the Writing of Gwen Harwood Jennifer Strauss , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , March vol. 52 no. 1 1992; (p. 1-19)
Gwen Harwood: The Golden Child Aloft on Discourse Andrew Taylor , 1987 single work criticism
— Appears in: Gwen Harwood 1987; (p. 73-91) Reading Australian Poetry 1987; (p. 112-125)
Landscape at the Edge of a Promise : Australian Romanticism and John Shaw Neilson Dennis Haskell , 1990 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Meridian , October vol. 9 no. 2 1990; (p. 133-142) Imagining Romanticism : Essays on English and Australian Romanticisms 1992; (p. 203-215)
Kristeva, Literature and Motherhood Statements Kevin Brophy , 1998 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , Autumn vol. 58 no. 1 1998; (p. 34-40)
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