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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 Some poems not appearing in previous selections, as well as some unpublished poems, have been added; some poems previously appearing have been omitted.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.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Victor Harbor, Victor Harbor - Goolwa area, Fleurieu Peninsula - Lake Alexandrina, South Australia,:Halcyon Press , 2001 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Alter Egoi"Who stands beside me still,", Gwen Harwood , 1960 single work poetry (p. 3-4)
The Wine is Drunki"The wine is drunk, the woman known.", Gwen Harwood , 1962 single work poetry (p. 4-5)
In Hospitali"Morning, I dare not stir", Gwen Harwood , 1962 single work poetry (p. 5-6)
At the Water's Edge (to Vivian Smith)i"Smooth, reptilian, soaring", Gwen Harwood , 1962 single work poetry (p. 6-7)
Anniversaryi"So the light falls, and so it fell", Gwen Harwood , 1959 single work poetry (p. 7-8)
The Old Wife's Talei"Summer, transpose your haunting themes", Gwen Harwood , 1956 single work poetry (p. 8-10)
The Glass Jari"A child one summer's evening soaked", Gwen Harwood , 1960 single work poetry (p. 10-11)
A Postcardi"Snow crusts the boughs' austere entanglement.", Gwen Harwood , 1957 single work poetry (p. 12-13)
Clair de Lune (Poet to Bluestocking)i"Let us walk with this cone of light", Gwen Harwood , 1960 single work poetry (p. 14-15)
Memento Homo Quia Pulvis Es [Remember O man thou art dust]i"Policeman postman watchman fireman", Gwen Harwood , 1958 single work poetry Dust to Dust (p. 15)
Daphne Restoredi"Never will flesh and bone ascend", Gwen Harwood , 1961 single work poetry (p. 16-17)
In Zurich by the Tideless Lakei"In Zurich by the tideless lake", Gwen Harwood , 1961 single work poetry (p. 17-18)
`I Am the Captain of My Soul'i"But the Captain is drunk, and the crew", Gwen Harwood , 1960 single work poetry (p. 18-19)
Caro Autem Infirmai"Often I wake in darkness", Gwen Harwood , 1959 single work poetry Often I Wake in Darkness (p. 20-21)
Triste, Tristei"In the space between love and sleep", Walter Lehmann , 1960 single work poetry (p. 21-22)
Home of Mercyi"By two and two the ruined girls are walking", Walter Lehmann , 1961 single work poetry (p. 22)
In the Parki"She sits in the park. Her clothes are out of date.", Walter Lehmann , 1961 single work poetry (p. 23)
At the Sea's Edgei"Sea at this town's neat threshold spills its gloss", Walter Lehmann , 1961 single work poetry (p. 23-25)
A Poem for My Wifei"O could one write as one makes love", Walter Lehmann , 1961 single work poetry O Could One Write as One Makes Love (p. 25-26)
Prize-Givingi"Professor Eisenbart, asked to attend", Gwen Harwood , 1959 single work poetry Prizegiving (p. 29-30)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Victor Harbor, Victor Harbor - Goolwa area, Fleurieu Peninsula - Lake Alexandrina, South Australia,: Halcyon Press , 2001 .
      Extent: xvi, 256p.p.
      Edition info: New edition, revised and expanded.
      Note/s:
      • Dedication: To Thomas Riddell
      ISBN: 0646409174
    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2001 .
      Alternative title: Selected Poems
      Extent: xiv, 256p.p.
      Edition info: Originally published by Halcyon Press 2001
      Note/s:
      • Introduction from first edition revised and re-named 'A note on the text'.
      ISBN: 0141006684

Works about this Work

'Colour and Crazy Love' : Gwen Harwood and Vera Cottew Ann-Marie Priest , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 73 no. 3 2013; (p. 26-41)
'Preist's essay exposes - it might be better to say exhumes - Gwen Harwood's love for her teacher/mentor Vera Cottew, though what kind of love this is or was, and whether that is even a fair or feasible question, remains open.' (David Brooks, 'Editorial' p 6)
Gwen Harwood: 'The Police Own the Brothels' Max Richards , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Tirra Lirra , Winter vol. 12 no. 4 2002; (p. 8-10)

— Review of A Steady Storm of Correspondence : Selected Letters of Gwen Harwood : 1943-1995 Gwen Harwood , 2001 selected work correspondence ; Selected Poems : A New Edition Gwen Harwood , 2001 selected work poetry
A Fine Selection Martin Duwell , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July no. 232 2001; (p. 50)

— Review of Selected Poems : A New Edition Gwen Harwood , 2001 selected work poetry
Star Witnesses in the Court for Owls Peter Minter , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 3-4 November 2001; (p. 12)

— Review of Selected Poems : A New Edition Gwen Harwood , 2001 selected work poetry ; Poems by Lily Brett : In Her Strapless Dresses [and] Mud in My Tears Lily Brett , 2001 selected work poetry
Gwen Harwood: 'The Police Own the Brothels' Max Richards , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Tirra Lirra , Winter vol. 12 no. 4 2002; (p. 8-10)

— Review of A Steady Storm of Correspondence : Selected Letters of Gwen Harwood : 1943-1995 Gwen Harwood , 2001 selected work correspondence ; Selected Poems : A New Edition Gwen Harwood , 2001 selected work poetry
Star Witnesses in the Court for Owls Peter Minter , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 3-4 November 2001; (p. 12)

— Review of Selected Poems : A New Edition Gwen Harwood , 2001 selected work poetry ; Poems by Lily Brett : In Her Strapless Dresses [and] Mud in My Tears Lily Brett , 2001 selected work poetry
A Fine Selection Martin Duwell , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July no. 232 2001; (p. 50)

— Review of Selected Poems : A New Edition Gwen Harwood , 2001 selected work poetry
'Colour and Crazy Love' : Gwen Harwood and Vera Cottew Ann-Marie Priest , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 73 no. 3 2013; (p. 26-41)
'Preist's essay exposes - it might be better to say exhumes - Gwen Harwood's love for her teacher/mentor Vera Cottew, though what kind of love this is or was, and whether that is even a fair or feasible question, remains open.' (David Brooks, 'Editorial' p 6)
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