Judith Wright

(1915 - 2000 / New South Wales / Australia)

Judith Wright
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Judith Arundell Wright (31 May 1915 – 25 June 2000) was an Australian poet, environmentalist and campaigner for Aboriginal land rights.
Judith Wright was born in Armidale, New South Wales. The eldest child of Phillip Wright and his first wife, Ethel, she spent most of her formative years in Brisbane and Sydney. Wright was of Cornish ancestry. After the early death of her mother, she lived with her aunt and then boarded at New England Girls' School after her father's remarriage in 1929. After graduating, Wright studied Philosophy, English, Psychology and History at the University of Sydney. At the beginning of World War II, she returned to her father's station to help during the shortage... more »

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  • hello guys (8/2/2018 6:20:00 PM)

    hi
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  • Hello (6/20/2018 10:05:00 PM)

    You are just as wired as I am

  • hello is my friend from school (6/20/2018 10:00:00 PM)

    She is just being weird don't worried about her

  • Hello (6/20/2018 9:57:00 PM)

    Goody two shoes

  • NAHTE (6/8/2018 7:36:00 PM)

    Does anyone know when Moving South was published, or what collection it was publishded apart of?

  • yjgtfdsa (5/29/2018 8:10:00 PM)

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  • haresh (2/8/2018 9:13:00 AM)

    hunting snake is also there...

  • haresh (2/8/2018 9:11:00 AM)

    hunting snake is also a poem which is written by her...isn't it? ? ...

  • Chenai Radnedge (9/17/2007 5:40:00 AM)

    Why don't u have 'The Sanctuary' by Judith Wright? ? ?
    kinda dissapointing...
    It is a good poem, i had to read it as an english assignment for class...
    Poetry isn't really my thing but 'The Sanctuary' and 'The Surfer' by Judith Wright really caught my attention...

  • Stephen Digby (9/1/2007 2:13:00 AM)

    How do I add poems to Judith Wright's collection?

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Best Poem of Judith Wright

The Surfer

He thrust his joy against the weight of the sea;
climbed through, slid under those long banks of
foam--
(hawthorn hedges in spring, thorns in the face stinging).
How his brown strength drove through the hollow and coil
of green-through weirs of water!
Muscle of arm thrust down long muscle of water;
and swimming so, went out of sight
where mortal, masterful, frail, the gulls went wheeling
in air as he in water, with delight.

Turn home, the sun goes down; swimmer, turn home.
Last leaf of gold vanishes from the sea-curve.
Take the big roller’s shoulder, ...

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