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Issue Details: First known date: 1981... 1981 "Let Sappho Have the Singing Head"
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Notes

  • Title is a quotation from The Inheritors by Dorothy Hewett.

Includes

Evensong i "A grotesque moon, waxing close,", Gwen Harwood , 1981 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Lion's Bride 1981; (p. 43) Selected Poems [1985] 1985; (p. 141-142) Selected Poems [1990] 1990; (p. 145) Selected Poems : A New Edition 2001; (p. 149)
The Head Sings, to a Guitar i "Crazy baby, don't think I'm a doll", Gwen Harwood , 1981 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Lion's Bride 1981; (p. 43-44) Selected Poems [1985] 1985; (p. 142) Selected Poems [1990] 1990; (p. 145-146) Selected Poems : A New Edition 2001; (p. 149-150)
Diotima i "I am curved, a shadow in crystal,", Gwen Harwood , 1981 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Lion's Bride 1981; (p. 44-45) Selected Poems [1985] 1985; (p. 142-144) Selected Poems [1990] 1990; (p. 146-148) Selected Poems : A New Edition 2001; (p. 150-151)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Lion's Bride Gwen Harwood , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1981 Z418386 1981 selected work poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1981 pg. 43-45
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon 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. 141-144
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Selected Poems [1990] Gwen Harwood , North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1990 Z313285 1990 selected work poetry North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1990 pg. 145-148
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon 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 Some poems not appearing in previous selections, as well as some unpublished poems, have been added; some poems previously appearing have been omitted.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. 149-152
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon 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. 76-79
Last amended 4 Mar 2010 12:10:10
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