Bird Poems: Judith Wright

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Subject: Bird Poems: Judith Wright
From: "Bob Forsyth" <>
Date: Wed, 8 Sep 2004 15:21:57 +1000
G'day all


The National Library of Australia have recently published

Birds: Poems by Judith Wright
Judith Wright
ISBN 0 642 10774 2
Paperback colour illus.
215 x 160 mm
Publisher: National Library of Australia 2003
Cost Australia RRP A$24.95

The poems in Judith Wright's Birds volume have long been recognised as
among the best-loved poems written in Australia. Many people have
grown up with the beguiling rhythms of 'Black Cockatoos', or the
jauntiness of 'The Wagtail'.

Now, in this new edition, commemorating 25 years since the poems were
last published as a single collection, these works appear with six
additional poems and a personal introduction by the poet's daughter
Meredith McKinney, for whom many of the poems were written.

The poems are complemented by full-colour illustrations drawn from the
National Library's Pictures Collection, featuring the work of artists
such as John Lewin, Lionel Lindsay and Lilian Medland, and William T.
Cooper and Betty Temple Watts.

Birds is both a celebration of Judith Wright (1915-2000) as writer and
passionate environmentalist, and of the centrality of birds in the
poet's imagination.

Bob Forsyth, Mount Isa, NW Qld.

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