y Halfway Up the Mountain selected work   poetry  
  • Author: Dorothy Hewett http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/hewett-dorothy
Issue Details: First known date: 2001 2001
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Notes

  • Dedication: To Nancy Phelan and Rosie Scott the friends of my old age.
  • Epigraph: Once in a while I am seized by a strange happiness I have never felt before. The very sad happiness of being a poet and nothing matters to me not even death. Lorca in a letter to a friend Melchior Fernandez Almagro (1924).
  • The collection is divided into three parts entitled -

    • From a Dark Cottage, Epigraph: And shall I too eventually disappear......and for what purpose. (The Last Peninsular);
    • The Sunlit Plains, Epigraph: And I see the vision splendid of the sunlit plains extended, And at night the wondrous glory of the everlasting stars. (A.B. Patterson, Clancy of the Overflow)
    • Salt Harbour, Epigraph: Death gives life its meaningless shape. (Merv Lilley) It is as John Kinsella says "an archaeological dig: of geographies, relationships, language, and personae. ... Layer on layer of the past is opened and investigated. Old pasts are reconsidered, new pasts imagined... a vital exploration of the past and present."

Contents

* Contents derived from the Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 2001 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Inheritancei"I have travelled a long way from my origins", Dorothy Hewett , 1994 single work poetry (p. 10)
The Calli"Cooee calls the voice", Dorothy Hewett , 1995 single work poetry (p. 11)
What I Do Nowi"I lie in bed reading", Dorothy Hewett , 1995 single work poetry (p. 12-13)
From the Dark Cottagei"My skin itches for it", Dorothy Hewett , 2001 single work poetry (p. 14-16)
Halfway Up the Mountaini"The cat wakes up in the tapestry chair", Dorothy Hewett , 2001 single work poetry (p. 17-18)
Neighboursi"you old curmudgeon", Dorothy Hewett , 1997-1998 single work poetry (p. 19-20)
Green Fence Poemi"the woman next door", Dorothy Hewett , 1996 single work poetry (p. 21)
The Whistleri"Has the man next door", Dorothy Hewett , 2001 single work poetry (p. 22-23)
Old Women in the Mountainsi"I see them in the villages", Dorothy Hewett , 1997 single work poetry (p. 24)
The Runneri"I never ran so fast as I run now", Dorothy Hewett , 1999 single work poetry (p. 25-26)
Death of a Cati"The little cat we brought from Darlinghurst", Dorothy Hewett , 2000 single work poetry (p. 27)
Early One Morningi"The cat is dead and the black rabbit", Dorothy Hewett , 2000 single work poetry (p. 28)
Generationsi"Four generations sat here yesterday", Dorothy Hewett , 2001 single work poetry (p. 29-30)
An Invitation from Rendrai"When Rendra asked us to come to Jakarta", Dorothy Hewett , 2001 single work poetry (p. 31-32)
Black Horse Farmi"We passed it every year", Dorothy Hewett , 2001 single work poetry (p. 33)
December Stormi"Storm and heavy rain", Dorothy Hewett , 2001 single work poetry (p. 34-35)
Conversation in Autumni"Summer will never end", Dorothy Hewett , 2001 single work poetry (p. 36)
Thoughts in Winteri"cold days in the mountains", Dorothy Hewett , 2001 single work poetry (p. 37)
Three White Horsesi"Three white horses in a field", Dorothy Hewett , 2001 single work poetry (p. 38)
The Sighi"Sometimes in the dark night", Dorothy Hewett , 2001 single work poetry (p. 39)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Love and Vertigo : The Blue Mountains as Veranda in Australian Women's Writing Elizabeth Hicks , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 25 no. 2 2011; (p. 171-175)
The Blue Mountains have often been used as a backdrop in Australian literature. Elizabeth Hicks looks at several of these texts by Australian women which were written during the fifteen years between 1987 and 2002, a period which loosley corresponds to theat of third-wave feminism.
Untitled Beatriz Copello , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Five Bells , Winter vol. 9 no. 3 2002; (p. 28-29)

— Review of Halfway Up the Mountain Dorothy Hewett 2001 selected work poetry
Untitled Andrew Taylor , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 62 no. 1 2002; (p. 203-207)

— Review of Halfway Up the Mountain Dorothy Hewett 2001 selected work poetry
How 'Now' Came from 'Then' Martin Duwell , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Spring no. 168 2002; (p. 99-102)

— Review of The Lovemakers : Book One : Saying All the Great Sexy Things Alan Wearne 2001 single work novel ; Heroic Money Gig Ryan 2001 selected work poetry ; Halfway Up the Mountain Dorothy Hewett 2001 selected work poetry ; Ultra : 25 Poems John Tranter 2001 selected work poetry ; Collected Poems : 1970-1998 John Forbes 2001 collected work poetry
Unrepentant, to the limit Geoff Page , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 3 March 2001; (p. 17)

— Review of Halfway Up the Mountain Dorothy Hewett 2001 selected work poetry
A maverick career Gig Ryan , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 229 2001; (p. 58-59)

— Review of Halfway Up the Mountain Dorothy Hewett 2001 selected work poetry
Untitled Bev Braune , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Imago : New Writing , vol. 13 no. 2 2001; (p. 124-127)

— Review of Halfway Up the Mountain Dorothy Hewett 2001 selected work poetry ; A Cretive Life Philip Salom 2001 selected work poetry ; Blue Jennifer Compton 2000 selected work poetry ; Over the Bridge Jean Thornton 2001 selected work poetry
Le Temps Perdu Marilla North , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Women's Book Review , vol. 13 no. 1 2001;

— Review of Halfway Up the Mountain Dorothy Hewett 2001 selected work poetry
So Tragically Hip, Dad Barry Hill , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 13-14 October 2001; (p. 14)

— Review of Ultra : 25 Poems John Tranter 2001 selected work poetry ; A Cretive Life Philip Salom 2001 selected work poetry ; Halfway Up the Mountain Dorothy Hewett 2001 selected work poetry
New Poetry - 2001 Alan Urquhart , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 46 no. 2001; (p. 109-125)

— Review of The Dining Car Scene Homer Manfred Rieth 2001 selected work poetry ; I Wanted to Throw Your Things out on the Lawn May Carroll 2000 selected work poetry ; Behind the Moon Jacob G. Rosenberg 2000 selected work poetry ; And Dug My Fingers in the Sand Brook Emery 2000 selected work poetry ; Halfway Up the Mountain Dorothy Hewett 2001 selected work poetry ; Untold Lives and Later Poems Rosemary Dobson 2000 selected work poetry ; High Tide Vera Newsom 2000 selected work poetry ; Admissions Jen Crawford 2000 selected work poetry ; The Hierarchy of Sheep John Kinsella 2001 selected work poetry ; Convertible John Foulcher 2000 selected work poetry ; Bread Philip Hammial 2000 selected work poetry ; Russian Ink Andrew Sant 2001 selected work poetry ; The Lovemakers : Book One : Saying All the Great Sexy Things Alan Wearne 2001 single work novel ; A Cretive Life Philip Salom 2001 selected work poetry ; Drowning Ophelia Roland Leach 2000 selected work poetry ; Fishwife Meredith Wattison 2001 selected work poetry ; The Dogs Annemaree Adams 2000 selected work poetry
This work also reviews Water Wood Pure Splendour by Hong Kong poet Agnes Lam and Night River by Indian poet Keki Daruwalla.
Untitled Beatriz Copello , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Five Bells , Winter vol. 9 no. 3 2002; (p. 28-29)

— Review of Halfway Up the Mountain Dorothy Hewett 2001 selected work poetry
Unrepentant, to the limit Geoff Page , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 3 March 2001; (p. 17)

— Review of Halfway Up the Mountain Dorothy Hewett 2001 selected work poetry
A maverick career Gig Ryan , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 229 2001; (p. 58-59)

— Review of Halfway Up the Mountain Dorothy Hewett 2001 selected work poetry
Untitled Bev Braune , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Imago : New Writing , vol. 13 no. 2 2001; (p. 124-127)

— Review of Halfway Up the Mountain Dorothy Hewett 2001 selected work poetry ; A Cretive Life Philip Salom 2001 selected work poetry ; Blue Jennifer Compton 2000 selected work poetry ; Over the Bridge Jean Thornton 2001 selected work poetry
Le Temps Perdu Marilla North , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Women's Book Review , vol. 13 no. 1 2001;

— Review of Halfway Up the Mountain Dorothy Hewett 2001 selected work poetry
So Tragically Hip, Dad Barry Hill , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 13-14 October 2001; (p. 14)

— Review of Ultra : 25 Poems John Tranter 2001 selected work poetry ; A Cretive Life Philip Salom 2001 selected work poetry ; Halfway Up the Mountain Dorothy Hewett 2001 selected work poetry
New Poetry - 2001 Alan Urquhart , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 46 no. 2001; (p. 109-125)

— Review of The Dining Car Scene Homer Manfred Rieth 2001 selected work poetry ; I Wanted to Throw Your Things out on the Lawn May Carroll 2000 selected work poetry ; Behind the Moon Jacob G. Rosenberg 2000 selected work poetry ; And Dug My Fingers in the Sand Brook Emery 2000 selected work poetry ; Halfway Up the Mountain Dorothy Hewett 2001 selected work poetry ; Untold Lives and Later Poems Rosemary Dobson 2000 selected work poetry ; High Tide Vera Newsom 2000 selected work poetry ; Admissions Jen Crawford 2000 selected work poetry ; The Hierarchy of Sheep John Kinsella 2001 selected work poetry ; Convertible John Foulcher 2000 selected work poetry ; Bread Philip Hammial 2000 selected work poetry ; Russian Ink Andrew Sant 2001 selected work poetry ; The Lovemakers : Book One : Saying All the Great Sexy Things Alan Wearne 2001 single work novel ; A Cretive Life Philip Salom 2001 selected work poetry ; Drowning Ophelia Roland Leach 2000 selected work poetry ; Fishwife Meredith Wattison 2001 selected work poetry ; The Dogs Annemaree Adams 2000 selected work poetry
This work also reviews Water Wood Pure Splendour by Hong Kong poet Agnes Lam and Night River by Indian poet Keki Daruwalla.
Untitled Andrew Taylor , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 62 no. 1 2002; (p. 203-207)

— Review of Halfway Up the Mountain Dorothy Hewett 2001 selected work poetry
How 'Now' Came from 'Then' Martin Duwell , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Spring no. 168 2002; (p. 99-102)

— Review of The Lovemakers : Book One : Saying All the Great Sexy Things Alan Wearne 2001 single work novel ; Heroic Money Gig Ryan 2001 selected work poetry ; Halfway Up the Mountain Dorothy Hewett 2001 selected work poetry ; Ultra : 25 Poems John Tranter 2001 selected work poetry ; Collected Poems : 1970-1998 John Forbes 2001 collected work poetry
Love and Vertigo : The Blue Mountains as Veranda in Australian Women's Writing Elizabeth Hicks , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 25 no. 2 2011; (p. 171-175)
The Blue Mountains have often been used as a backdrop in Australian literature. Elizabeth Hicks looks at several of these texts by Australian women which were written during the fifteen years between 1987 and 2002, a period which loosley corresponds to theat of third-wave feminism.
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