Dorothy Hewett

The Wild Workshop: The Ghost of a Brontëan Childhood in the Life of Dorothy Hewett

An indelible part of the Brontë mythology is their symbiotic development as young artists in an isolated environment.

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Sharon Olds, Gwen Harwood and Dorothy Hewett: Truth, Lies, Poetry

In 2008, US poet Sharon Olds came out about her poetry, admitting that her writing is based on her own life. Since the publication of her first book, Satan Says, in 1980, when she was thirty-seven, she’d been evading questions about the biographical basis of her work.

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The New Reality in Australian Poetry

The generation of Murray is not my generation. The generation of Adamson is not my generation either. Nor is it Tranter or Kinsella.

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Interview with Dorothy Hewett (O’Keefe remix)

Hazel de Berg’s recordings take place in the homes or work spaces of the subjects rather than a recording studio. This allows something of these places into the recording whether birdsong, traffic or an r&b song playing in the background.

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The Gendered Gothic: Dorothy Hewett’s Alice in Wormland

Dorothy Hewett and ‘zombies' are not generally found in the same sentence. However, Hewett liberally utilises Gothic tones and imagery in her poetry. These Gothic trappings do not serve only as motifs: they permeate the mood, conflicts and resolutions of Hewett's Alice in Wormland. This collection, published in 1987, combines pseudo-autobiographical elements with parody, mythology, and morbid images to ultimately reach a strangely optimistic resolution.

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The Ghost in the Bar

I remember how you used to sit in the bleak light nursing a beer in that pub off Oxford St with the barflies lined up behind you. You would sit there all afternoon and into the twilight sometimes telling a …

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