The poetry of Dorothy Hewett

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March 2011, no. 329

The poetry of Dorothy Hewett

Reviewed by
March 2011, no. 329

A fresh selection of Hewett’s passionate verse

Susan Sheridan

 

Selected Poems of Dorothy Hewett
edited by Kate Lilley
UWA Publishing, $29.95 pb, 158 pp, 9781742582696

 

Dorothy Hewett is a vivid presence in all her poetry. This selection from her life’s work opens with a poem written in her last year at school. It begins:

 

The dark fires shall burn in many rooms;
will they sometimes miss me with my
tangled hair –
still girls in dark uniforms … ?

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