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'Can These Bones Live?' single work   poetry   "Ris up, you bones, wrap your foul rags about you."
Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 'Can These Bones Live?'
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Notes

  • Consists of three numbered parts.
  • Author's note: Ezekiel 37.3

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    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. 144-145
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