Rapunzel in Suburbia sequence   poetry  
  • Author: Dorothy Hewett http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/hewett-dorothy
Issue Details: First known date: 1975 1975
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Notes

  • Epigraph: And down the river's dim expanse- ....The broad stream bore her far away The Lady of Shalott.
  • New Poetry : Vol 26 No 1 (p66) includes a note about this sequence. It reads:
    'It now appears that certain passages in 'Rapunzel in Suburbia', published by The Poetry Society of Australia, may have been defamatory of some persons. This was completely unintentional so far as the Editor was concerned and he and the Society sincerely apologise for any such offending passages. '
    -Cheryl Adamson - Editor

Includes

Four Kings i "Two kings rose up to meet two kings", Dorothy Hewett , 1995 single work poetry
— Appears in: Collected Poems : 1940-1995 1995; (p. 151-152) Australian Poetry Library 2004-;
The Gift i "Fallen prone in the dark wood", Dorothy Hewett , 1975 single work poetry
— Appears in: Rapunzel in Suburbia 1975; (p. 88) Collected Poems : 1940-1995 1995; (p. 151) Australian Poetry Library 2004-;
Anything's Possible Now i "Rocking on two sticks", Dorothy Hewett , 1975 single work poetry
— Appears in: Rapunzel in Suburbia 1975; (p. 85-86) Collected Poems : 1940-1995 1995; (p. 148-149) Australian Poetry Library 2004-;
Sparrow Fall i "I woke to the fall of a sparrow", Dorothy Hewett , 1975 single work poetry
— Appears in: Rapunzel in Suburbia 1975; (p. 84) The Penguin Book of Modern Australian Verse 1981; (p. 15) Collected Poems : 1940-1995 1995; (p. 148) Australian Poetry Library 2004-;
Hand Holding Violets i "You brought me violets once in Martin Place", Dorothy Hewett , 1971 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Poetry 1971 1971; (p. 37-38) Rapunzel in Suburbia 1975; (p. 78) Collected Poems : 1940-1995 1995; (p. 144-145) Australian Poetry Library 2004-;
Quick now i "It's a quick now, here now, always, moment:", Dorothy Hewett , 1975 single work poetry
— Appears in: Rapunzel in Suburbia 1975; (p. 72) Collected Poems : 1940-1995 1995; (p. 140) Australian Poetry Library 2004-;
Re-union i "Snared in the suburban drawing room", Dorothy Hewett , 1975 single work poetry
— Appears in: Rapunzel in Suburbia 1975; (p. 64-65)
Uninvited Guest i "With her bare fat suffering feet", Dorothy Hewett , 1975 single work poetry
— Appears in: Rapunzel in Suburbia 1975; (p. 66-67)
But Lately I Stare at the World Dorothy Hewett , 1969 single work poetry
— Appears in: ASEA Bulletin , vol. 4 no. 1 1969; (p. 21) Rapunzel in Suburbia 1975; (p. 70) Collected Poems : 1940-1995 1995; (p. 139) Australian Poetry Library 2004-;
Darby and Joan i "If we'd grown old together,", Dorothy Hewett , 1973 single work poetry
— Appears in: Westerly , December no. 4 1973; (p. 25) Rapunzel in Suburbia 1975; (p. 79-80) Selected Poems 1991; (p. 45-46) Collected Poems : 1940-1995 1995; (p. 145-146) Australian Poetry Library 2004-;
The Glass-House i "In the crazed mirror of my eye", Dorothy Hewett , 1969 single work poetry
— Appears in: Meanjin Quarterly , Summer vol. 28 no. 4 1969; (p. 549) Rapunzel in Suburbia 1975; (p. 69) Collected Poems : 1940-1995 1995; (p. 138) Australian Poetry Library 2004-;
Grave Fairytale i "I sat in my tower, the seasons whirled,", Dorothy Hewett , 1972 single work poetry
— Appears in: Meanjin Quarterly , Winter vol. 31 no. 2 1972; (p. 190-191) Sandgropers : A Western Australian Anthology 1973; (p. 123-124) Rapunzel in Suburbia 1975; (p. 90-91) Journeys : Poems 1982; (p. 52-54) A Tremendous World in Her Head : Selected Poems 1989; (p. 30-31) The Macmillan Anthology of Australian Literature 1990; (p. 524-525)
Picasso's `Girl with Dove' i "The girl in the blue dress with the dove in her arms", Dorothy Hewett , 1971 single work poetry
— Appears in: We Took Their Orders and Are Dead : An Anti-War Anthology 1971; (p. 87) Overland , Autumn no. 50-51 1972; (p. 36) Rapunzel in Suburbia 1975; (p. 73) Selected Poems 1991; (p. 44) Collected Poems : 1940-1995 1995; (p. 140) Australian Poetry Library 2004-;
Island and Forest i "Islands rise out of the sea,", Dorothy Hewett , 1975 single work poetry
— Appears in: Rapunzel in Suburbia 1975; (p. 87) Overland , October no. 76-77 1979; (p. 15) Selected Poems 1991; (p. 49) Collected Poems : 1940-1995 1995; (p. 150) Australian Poetry Library 2004-;
Anniversary i "Driving back after midnight,", Dorothy Hewett , 1975 single work poetry
— Appears in: Rapunzel in Suburbia 1975; (p. 83) Selected Poems 1991; (p. 48) Collected Poems : 1940-1995 1995; (p. 147-148) Australian Poetry Library 2004-;
Look, Look I Have Come Home i "I left you, but I always meant", Dorothy Hewett , 1975 single work poetry
— Appears in: Rapunzel in Suburbia 1975; (p. 81) Selected Poems 1991; (p. 47) Collected Poems : 1940-1995 1995; (p. 16) Australian Poetry Library 2004-; Selected Poems of Dorothy Hewett 2010; (p. 68)
Zoo Story i "Feeding the giraffes in winter sunlight,", Dorothy Hewett , 1973 single work poetry
— Appears in: Meanjin Quarterly , Spring vol. 32 no. 3 1973; (p. 269) Rapunzel in Suburbia 1975; (p. 76) Collected Poems : 1940-1995 1995; (p. 142-143) Australian Poetry Library 2004-;
Weathercocks i "Beneath the pinions of the swan", Dorothy Hewett , 1972 single work poetry
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 50-51 1972; (p. 39) Rapunzel in Suburbia 1975; (p. 68) Collected Poems : 1940-1995 1995; (p. 137-138) Australian Poetry Library 2004-;
Homecoming i "Coming home-the airport filled with strangers", Dorothy Hewett , 1973 single work poetry
— Appears in: Sandgropers : A Western Australian Anthology 1973; (p. 205) Rapunzel in Suburbia 1975; (p. 82) Margins : A West Coast Selection of Poetry 1829-1988 1988; (p. 259) Collected Poems : 1940-1995 1995; (p. 147) Australian Poetry Library 2004-;
The Child i "When first she came", Dorothy Hewett , 1969 single work poetry
— Appears in: Westerly , December no. 4 1969; (p. 51) Seedtime : A Collection of Recent Poetry 1972; (p. 70) Rapunzel in Suburbia 1975; (p. 71) Collected Poems : 1940-1995 1995; (p. 139-140) Australian Poetry Library 2004-;
Zoo-Keeper i "Stalking your zoo at night,", Dorothy Hewett , 1973 single work poetry
— Appears in: Westerly , December no. 4 1973; (p. 43) Rapunzel in Suburbia 1975; (p. 77) Collected Poems : 1940-1995 1995; (p. 143-144) Australian Poetry Library 2004-;

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

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)
Rapping With Raunzel Andrew Burke , 1975 single work review
— Appears in: Artlook , September vol. 1 no. 9 1975; (p. 26-27)

— Review of Rapunzel in Suburbia Dorothy Hewett 1975 sequence poetry
Rapping With Raunzel Andrew Burke , 1975 single work review
— Appears in: Artlook , September vol. 1 no. 9 1975; (p. 26-27)

— Review of Rapunzel in Suburbia Dorothy Hewett 1975 sequence poetry
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)
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