Selected Poems of Dorothy Hewett

FORMAT: Paperback
EXTENT: 160 pages
SIZE: 234 x 153 mm
ISBN: 9781742582696
RIGHTS: World
CATEGORY: Poetry,

$29.95

Kate Lilley


Frequently referred to as the ‘grande dame of Australian literature’, leading Australian literary figure, Dorothy Hewett is remembered and rediscovered in this very personal book of selected poetry.

Compiled and intimately introduced by Dorothy’s daughter, the poet and literary scholar Kate Lilley, Selected Poems of Dorothy Hewett encapsulates Hewett’s enduring themes of grief, loss, despair and memory, and is the first volume to be published following Hewett’s death in 2002.

Hewett had a long and frequently controversial career, spending her childhood on a remote wheat and sheep farm in Wickepin, Western Australia, and her adult life in Perth and Sydney involved in the tumult of politics and writing. She produced 12 collections of poetry, three novels, an autobiography, 13 plays and many articles and short stories.

Also in UWA Publishing’s Dorothy Hewett series: Selected Prose of Dorothy Hewett (2011) and Wild Card: An Autobiography 1923-1958 (2012).

Awards

Shortlisted – 2010 Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards

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Praise for Selected Poems of Dorothy Hewett:

The selection is inspired, lively and elegant, a showcase of Hewett’s innovations and great depth.

JAN HALLAM, THE AGE

 

This book is an extraordinary act of editorial artistry.

AUSTRALIAN BOOK REVIEW

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