Tuesday, February 12, 2013

News at Eleven: With a strong background and training in music

and a reputation as a fine librettist, Gwen Harwood's love and knowledge of music encompasses her very active engagement with language, metre, rhyme schemes and rhythm, as well as metaphor and myth; all the formal elements of poetry. Yet philosophy was a keen interest as well, and she examines the dialectic between the transcendent and the everyday, the mystical and the domestic, and the constructive, generative and evocative role of language in poetry and experience.

from WAtoday.com.au: Gwen Harwood, Selected Poems


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