Carcanet Press Logo
Quote of the Day
Your list has always been interesting, idiosyncratic, imaginative and your translations [...] have been a source of pleasure to me.
Al Alvarez

Gwen Harwood (1920 - 1995)

Books by this author: Mappings of the Plane
  • About
  • Gwen Harwood was born in 1920 in Queensland, Australia and brought up in Brisbane, where she completed a music teacher's diploma. After her marriage in 1945 she moved to Hobart, Tasmania, where her husband held an academic position, and where she developed her interest in the works of Ludwig Wittgenstein. Her first collection was published in 1963. She produced poems under several other names and identities and, in addition to poetry, wrote a number of opera libretti. Harwood’s anti-authoritarian wit was displayed in prose in her letters. She died in 1995. 
Share this...
The Carcanet Blog Jenny King: Moving Day read more Iain Crichton Smiths New Music: John Greening read more John Gallas: The Extasie read more Roped to Catullus: Isobel Williams read more New Poetries VIII: Vahni Capildeo on Padraig Regan read more Louise Glck: On Realism read more
Find your local bookshop logo
Arts Council Logo
We thank the Arts Council England for their support and assistance in this interactive Project.
This website ©2000-2021 Carcanet Press Ltd