Memento Homo Quia Pulvis Es [Remember O man thou art dust] single work   poetry   "Policeman postman watchman fireman"
First known date: 1958 Issue Details: First known date: 1958... 1958 Memento Homo Quia Pulvis Es [Remember O man thou art dust]
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Alternative title: Dust to Dust
  • Appears in:
    y Quadrant vol. 5 no. 4 Spring 1961 Z598625 1961 periodical issue 1961 pg. 72
  • Appears in:
    y Poems [Volume 1] Gwen Harwood , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1963 Z421270 1963 selected work poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1963 pg. 41
  • Appears in:
    y Imagining the Real : Australian Writing in the Nuclear Age Dorothy Green (editor), David Headon (editor), Sydney : ABC Books , 1987 Z401091 1987 anthology poetry short story drama prose criticism biography Sydney : ABC Books , 1987 pg. 193
    Note: with alternate title "Dust to Dust".
  • 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 Some poems not appearing in previous selections, as well as some unpublished poems, have been added; some poems previously appearing have been omitted.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. 15
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    y A Steady Storm of Correspondence : Selected Letters of Gwen Harwood : 1943-1995 Gwen Harwood , Gregory Kratzmann (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2001 Z912593 2001 selected work correspondence

    The letters in this selection were written between 1943 and Harwood's death in 1995. Over half of the letters are to her good friend Tony Riddell; other correspondents include her biographer Alison Hoddinott and well-known figures from literary, artistic and musical circles.The letters are arranged chronologically and grouped into five time periods, each group prefaced by a brief biographical introduction.

    Gwen Harwood was a prodigious letter writer who placed a high value on friendship: the letters display the "generosity of spirit, biting wit, and a superb command of language [which] characterise both her poetry and her letters to friends" (Cover). The selection offers a wealth of detail about Harwood's daily life, family and friends life as well as casting valuable light on her poetry and on literary personalities, issues and events of the period and Harwood's relationship with editors and publishers. Many of the letters written during the early 1960s give background details to the use of pseudonyms and the perpetration of literary hoaxes such as the publication of the "Eloisa to Abelard' acrostic sonnets and the poem "The Sentry", co-authored with Vincent Buckley.The letters also contain a significant number of previously unpublished occasional poems, usually satirical or parodic. Verse letters and poems included within letters have been individually indexed.

    St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2001
    pg. 67
    Note: Included in a letter to Vivian Smith, 16.12.1958, with author's comment: I got the idea for the opening lines from one of Bill's [her husband, a linguist] infant word-lists under the heading "man".
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    y Australian Book Review ABR no. 377 December 2015 9183367 2015 periodical issue 2015 pg. 44
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