Legend of the Green Country single work   poetry   "September is the spring month bringing tides, swilling green in the harbour mouth,"
  • Author: Dorothy Hewett http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/hewett-dorothy
Issue Details: First known date: 1966 1966
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Notes

  • Poem is complete even though numbering of parts varies.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Westerly no. 4 Summer Issue 1966 Z589949 1966 periodical issue 1966 pg. 36-41
  • Appears in:
    y Windmill Country Dorothy Hewett , Melbourne : Overland in Conjunction With Peter Leyden Publishing House , 1968 Z311261 1968 selected work poetry Melbourne : Overland in Conjunction With Peter Leyden Publishing House , 1968 pg. 50-58
  • Appears in:
    y Journeys : Poems Fay Zwicky (editor), Carlton South : Sisters Publishing , 1982 Z12693 1982 anthology poetry Carlton South : Sisters Publishing , 1982 pg. 42-51
  • Appears in:
    y Margins : A West Coast Selection of Poetry 1829-1988 William Grono (editor), Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 1988 Z141535 1988 anthology poetry Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 1988 pg. 252-259
  • Appears in:
    y A Tremendous World in Her Head : Selected Poems Dorothy Hewett , Sydney : Dangaroo Press , 1989 Z797650 1989 selected work poetry Sydney : Dangaroo Press , 1989 pg. 8-15
  • Appears in:
    y Selected Poems Dorothy Hewett , Edna Longley (editor), Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 1991 Z306816 1991 selected work poetry Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 1991 pg. 17-24
  • Appears in:
    y Collected Poems : 1940-1995 Dorothy Hewett , William Grono (editor), Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 1995 Z332769 1995 selected work poetry Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 1995 pg. 72-79
  • Appears in:
    y Family Ties : Australian Poems of the Family Jennifer Strauss (editor), South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1998 Z115299 1998 anthology poetry South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1998 pg. 107-112
  • Appears in:
    y Wheatlands Dorothy Hewett , John Kinsella , Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2000 Z270919 2000 selected work poetry autobiography Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2000 pg. 125-131
  • Appears in:
    y Western Australian Writing : An Online Anthology John Kinsella (editor), Nedlands : University of Western Australia Library AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource , 2003 Z1075006 2003 anthology poetry autobiography biography correspondence essay extract prose short story Nedlands : University of Western Australia Library AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource , 2003
  • Appears in:
    y Australian Poetry Library APRIL; APL; The Australian Poetry Resources Internet Library John Tranter , Sydney : 2004- Z1368099 2004- website

    'The Australian Poetry Library (APL) aims to promote a greater appreciation and understanding of Australian poetry by providing access to a wide range of poetic texts as well as to critical and contextual material relating to them, including interviews, photographs and audio/visual recordings.

    This website currently contains over 42,000 poems, representing the work of more than 170 Australian poets. All the poems are fully searchable, and may be accessed and read freely on the World Wide Web. Readers wishing to download and print poems may do so for a small fee, part of which is returned to the poets via CAL, the Copyright Agency Limited. Teachers, students and readers of Australian poetry can also create personalised anthologies, which can be purchased and downloaded. Print on demand versions will be availabe from Sydney University Press in the near future.

    It is hoped that the APL will encourage teachers to use more Australian material in their English classes, as well as making Australian poetry much more available to readers in remote and regional areas and overseas. It will also help Australian poets, not only by developing new audiences for their work but by allowing them to receive payment for material still in copyright, thus solving the major problem associated with making this material accessible on the Internet.

    The Australian Poetry Library is a joint initiative of the University of Sydney and the Copyright Agency Limited (CAL). Begun in 2004 with a prototype site developed by leading Australian poet John Tranter, the project has been funded by a major Linkage Grant from the Australian Research Council (ARC), CAL and the University of Sydney Library. A team of researchers from the University of Sydney, led by Professor Elizabeth Webby and John Tranter, in association with CAL, have developed the Australian Poetry Library as a permanent and wide-ranging Internet archive of Australian poetry resources.' Source: www.poetrylibrary.edu.au (Sighted 30/05/2011).

    Sydney : 2004-
  • Appears in:
    y Australian Poetry Library APRIL; APL; The Australian Poetry Resources Internet Library John Tranter , Sydney : 2004- Z1368099 2004- website

    'The Australian Poetry Library (APL) aims to promote a greater appreciation and understanding of Australian poetry by providing access to a wide range of poetic texts as well as to critical and contextual material relating to them, including interviews, photographs and audio/visual recordings.

    This website currently contains over 42,000 poems, representing the work of more than 170 Australian poets. All the poems are fully searchable, and may be accessed and read freely on the World Wide Web. Readers wishing to download and print poems may do so for a small fee, part of which is returned to the poets via CAL, the Copyright Agency Limited. Teachers, students and readers of Australian poetry can also create personalised anthologies, which can be purchased and downloaded. Print on demand versions will be availabe from Sydney University Press in the near future.

    It is hoped that the APL will encourage teachers to use more Australian material in their English classes, as well as making Australian poetry much more available to readers in remote and regional areas and overseas. It will also help Australian poets, not only by developing new audiences for their work but by allowing them to receive payment for material still in copyright, thus solving the major problem associated with making this material accessible on the Internet.

    The Australian Poetry Library is a joint initiative of the University of Sydney and the Copyright Agency Limited (CAL). Begun in 2004 with a prototype site developed by leading Australian poet John Tranter, the project has been funded by a major Linkage Grant from the Australian Research Council (ARC), CAL and the University of Sydney Library. A team of researchers from the University of Sydney, led by Professor Elizabeth Webby and John Tranter, in association with CAL, have developed the Australian Poetry Library as a permanent and wide-ranging Internet archive of Australian poetry resources.' Source: www.poetrylibrary.edu.au (Sighted 30/05/2011).

    Sydney : 2004-
  • Appears in:
    y Selected Poems of Dorothy Hewett Dorothy Hewett , Kate Lilley , Crawley : UWA Publishing , 2010 Z1706151 2010 selected work poetry (taught in 2 units) 'Dorothy Hewett is one of Australia's best known poets. She had a long and frequently controversial career during which she produced twelve collections of poetry, three novels, an autobiography, thirteen plays and countless articles and short stories. This very special volume has been compiled and introduced by Kate Lilley, a poet, scholar and Dorothy's daughter.' (From the publisher's website.) Crawley : UWA Publishing , 2010 pg. 32-43

Works about this Work

The Hedge and the Labyrinth. A Holistic Vision of Dorothy Hewett´s Poetry M. S. Suarez Lafuente , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Coolabah , no. 9 2012;
'Dorothy Hewett´s poetry follows a complex architecture, a structure which encompasses her personal beliefs and the guiding lights that consciously and unconsciously led her life, while it also draws and deploys core elements from the literary tradition of Western culture. The primary image that pervades her poems is the garden, which is either the place where many of her poems occur or a significant component in others. Hewett´s garden retains several of the characteristics of the primordial garden, such as innocence, abundance and placid solitude, but it also partakes of its Romantic nuances, which, after all, are the same as in Eden but enhanced by feeling and intensity. The garden as literary locus sets the pace of Hewett´s poetry in that it links myth-making with literary tradition, the pillars that sustain the body of her poetic reality. This triangle, myth, tradition and reality, incorporates the main topics that the Australian writer inscribes in her work, and, while each corner retains its thematic substance, it also reflects the other two, thus giving unity to the whole poetic process. As Bruce Bennett pointed out as early as 1995, "place, appropriately conceived, is a meeting ground of mental, emotional and physical states and as such is a suitable focus
for the literary imagination" (Bennett: 19).' (Author's introduction)
Grandfather Grandmother Sing Sweet Tune Peter Read , 2004 extract criticism (Voices in the River : The Poetry of Belonging)
— Appears in: Ngara : Living in This Place Now 2004; (p. 133-150)
Dorothy Hewett and the Left John McLaren , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Dorothy Hewett : Selected Critical Essays 1995; (p. 32-52)
Gaining Lift Off - Some Paradigms of Modern Poetry Peter Boyle , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Scarp , May no. 26 1995; (p. 16-26)
The Boundaries of the Audience John McLaren , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: Span , April no. 30 1990; (p. 2-17)
Nine Radio Commentaries : 6 Fay Zwicky , 1986 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Lyre in the Pawnshop : Essays on Literature and Survival 1974-1984 1986; (p. 277-280)
Poetry Prize Echo of Early Success 1965 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The West Australian , 27 July 1965;
Grandfather Grandmother Sing Sweet Tune Peter Read , 2004 extract criticism (Voices in the River : The Poetry of Belonging)
— Appears in: Ngara : Living in This Place Now 2004; (p. 133-150)
The Hedge and the Labyrinth. A Holistic Vision of Dorothy Hewett´s Poetry M. S. Suarez Lafuente , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Coolabah , no. 9 2012;
'Dorothy Hewett´s poetry follows a complex architecture, a structure which encompasses her personal beliefs and the guiding lights that consciously and unconsciously led her life, while it also draws and deploys core elements from the literary tradition of Western culture. The primary image that pervades her poems is the garden, which is either the place where many of her poems occur or a significant component in others. Hewett´s garden retains several of the characteristics of the primordial garden, such as innocence, abundance and placid solitude, but it also partakes of its Romantic nuances, which, after all, are the same as in Eden but enhanced by feeling and intensity. The garden as literary locus sets the pace of Hewett´s poetry in that it links myth-making with literary tradition, the pillars that sustain the body of her poetic reality. This triangle, myth, tradition and reality, incorporates the main topics that the Australian writer inscribes in her work, and, while each corner retains its thematic substance, it also reflects the other two, thus giving unity to the whole poetic process. As Bruce Bennett pointed out as early as 1995, "place, appropriately conceived, is a meeting ground of mental, emotional and physical states and as such is a suitable focus
for the literary imagination" (Bennett: 19).' (Author's introduction)
Poetry Prize Echo of Early Success 1965 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The West Australian , 27 July 1965;
Nine Radio Commentaries : 6 Fay Zwicky , 1986 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Lyre in the Pawnshop : Essays on Literature and Survival 1974-1984 1986; (p. 277-280)
The Boundaries of the Audience John McLaren , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: Span , April no. 30 1990; (p. 2-17)
Dorothy Hewett and the Left John McLaren , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Dorothy Hewett : Selected Critical Essays 1995; (p. 32-52)
Gaining Lift Off - Some Paradigms of Modern Poetry Peter Boyle , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Scarp , May no. 26 1995; (p. 16-26)
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