Prize-Giving single work   poetry   "Professor Eisenbart, asked to attend"
First known date: 1959 Issue Details: First known date: 1959... 1959 Prize-Giving
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Alternative title: Prizegiving
  • Appears in:
    y Meanjin vol. 18 no. 4 December 1959 Z656092 1959 periodical issue 1959 pg. 408-409
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    y Verse in Australia vol. [3] Robert Clark (editor), Geoffrey Dutton (editor), Max Harris (editor), Ian Mudie (editor), 1960 Z565658 1960 periodical issue poetry 1960 pg. 28-29
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    y Australian Poetry 1960 A. D. Hope (editor), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1960 Z134397 1960 anthology poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1960 pg. 28-29
    Note: With title : Prizegiving
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    y Poems [Volume 1] Gwen Harwood , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1963 Z421270 1963 selected work poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1963 pg. 63-64
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    y Modern Australian Verse Douglas Stewart (editor), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1964 Z390812 1964 anthology poetry Editor's Introduction: The anthology covers 'from 1930 onwards'... And, lastly, of course, an anthology of this kind should attempt to give as wide a picture as possible, consistent with quality, of Australian poetry in the period. That I have certainly tried to do; but without losing sight of the principle that it should be enjoyable. ... Douglas Stewart (q.v.) (xxi-xxxv). Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1964 pg. 149-150
    Note: With title: Prizegiving.
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    y Australian Writing Today Charles Higham (editor), Harmondsworth : Penguin , 1968 Z285079 1968 anthology poetry short story Harmondsworth : Penguin , 1968 pg. 190-191
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    y A Book of Australian Verse Judith Wright (editor), Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1956 Z565053 1956 anthology poetry Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1968 pg. 253-255
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    y Australian Voices : A Collection of Poetry and Pictures Edward Kynaston (editor), Ringwood : Penguin , 1974 Z477268 1974 anthology poetry Ringwood : Penguin , 1974 pg. 44-45
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    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. 29-30
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    y The Collins Book of Australian Poetry Rodney Hall , Sydney : Collins , 1981 Z542215 1981 anthology poetry Sydney : Collins , 1981 pg. 246-247
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    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. 29-30
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    y Selected Poems [1990] Gwen Harwood , North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1990 Z313285 1990 selected work poetry North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1990 pg. 33-34
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    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. 99-100
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    y The Sting in the Wattle : Australian Satirical Verse Philip Neilsen (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1993 Z375066 1993 anthology poetry correspondence extract satire humour war literature St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1993 pg. 115-116
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    y Bridgings : Readings in Australian Women's Poetry Rose Lucas (editor), Lyn McCredden (editor), South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1996 Z219096 1996 anthology poetry criticism extract South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1996 pg. 34-35
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    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. 27-28
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    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. 29-30
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    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. 16-17

Works about this Work

The Professors Alison Hoddinott , single work criticism biography
'Having Fun with the Professors' : Gwen Harwood and Doctor Eisenbart Ann-Marie Priest , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , February vol. 32 no. 1 2017;

'This essay examines the role of Gwen Harwood’s Eisenbart poems in helping to establish her career as a serious poet. It argues that Harwood had more trouble breaking into the male-dominated world of Australian poetry than is generally acknowledged, and that the Eisenbart poems, which centre on a fictional scientist, represent a turning point in her literary fortunes. In the 1950s, Harwood struggled to get the kind of attention she sought from a number of influential poetry editors and reviewers, many of whom were also academics. Chief among them for her were A. D. Hope, Vincent Buckley and James McAuley. Her Eisenbart poems, which both play up to and satirise the cultural icon of the god-professor, were an attempt to subvert expectations of so-called ‘lady poets’ and beat the ‘professors’ at their own game. They also gave literary expression to the debate between positivism and humanism that dominated some aspects of academic life in the 1950s, and to the anger and frustration Harwood experienced at repeated rejections of her work.'

Source: Abstract.

'Cities of Thought and Feeling' - Studying Gwen Harwood's Poetry for the HSC Louise Wakeling , 2006-2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Five Bells , Summer vol. 14 no. 1 2006-2007; (p. 5-12)
'Cities of Thought and Feeling' - Studying Gwen Harwood's Poetry for the HSC Louise Wakeling , 2006-2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Five Bells , Summer vol. 14 no. 1 2006-2007; (p. 5-12)
The Professors Alison Hoddinott , single work criticism biography
'Having Fun with the Professors' : Gwen Harwood and Doctor Eisenbart Ann-Marie Priest , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , February vol. 32 no. 1 2017;

'This essay examines the role of Gwen Harwood’s Eisenbart poems in helping to establish her career as a serious poet. It argues that Harwood had more trouble breaking into the male-dominated world of Australian poetry than is generally acknowledged, and that the Eisenbart poems, which centre on a fictional scientist, represent a turning point in her literary fortunes. In the 1950s, Harwood struggled to get the kind of attention she sought from a number of influential poetry editors and reviewers, many of whom were also academics. Chief among them for her were A. D. Hope, Vincent Buckley and James McAuley. Her Eisenbart poems, which both play up to and satirise the cultural icon of the god-professor, were an attempt to subvert expectations of so-called ‘lady poets’ and beat the ‘professors’ at their own game. They also gave literary expression to the debate between positivism and humanism that dominated some aspects of academic life in the 1950s, and to the anger and frustration Harwood experienced at repeated rejections of her work.'

Source: Abstract.

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