Gwen Harwood

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Birthday
8, 1920
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Dec 4, 1995 (75)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
8, 1920
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Dec 4, 1995 (75)

About

Renowned Australian poet and librettist known for The Present Tense and other poetry collections. Her numerous literary honors include the Grace Leven Prize for Poetry and the Patrick White Award.

Before Fame

She studied to be a musician and also worked for a time as a typist. She published her debut poetry collection in 1963.

Trivia

She wrote under several male and female pseudonyms early in her career. These pen names include Walter Lehmann, Francis Geyer, Alan Carvosso, and Miriam Stone.

Family Life

She married William Harwood in 1945 and had a son, John Harwood, who also became an author.

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Her literary work was influenced by the ideas of philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein.

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