Who is Judith Wright

Judith Arundell Wright (31 May 1915 – 25 June 2000) was an Australian poet, environmentalist and campaigner for Aboriginal land rights. She was a recipient of the Christopher Brennan Award.

Contents Biography 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, Engl...
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Judith Wright Poems

  • Trapped Dingo
    So here, twisted in steel, and spoiled with red
    your sunlight hide, smelling of death and fear,
    they crushed out your throat the terrible song
    you sang in the dark ranges. With what crying...
  • Blue Arab
    The small blue Arab stallion dances on the hill
    like a glancing breaker, like a storm rearing in the sky,
    In his prick-ears,the wind, that wanderer and spy,
    sings of the dunes of Arabia, lion-coloured still....
  • Sonnet
    Now let the draughtsman of my eyes be done
    marking the line of petal and of hill.
    Let the long commentary of the brain
    be silent. Evening and the earth are one, ...
  • The Trains
    Tunnelling through the night, the trains pass
    in a splendour of power, with a sound like thunder
    shaking the orchards, waking
    the young from a dream, scattering like glass...
  • Egrets
    Once as I travelled through a quiet evening,
    I saw a pool, jet-black and mirror-still.
    Beyond, the slender paperbarks stood crowding;
    each on its own white image looked its fill, ...
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Comments about Judith Wright

  • Elisionensemble: a huge blast from the past. on bass saxophone from an elision concert at the judith wright centre! timothy o'dwyer. stunning improviser and composer.
  • Davidbe01254937: bbc radio 4 has a series of stories about the pioneers of the modern environmental movement. petra kelly, james lovelock, etc. the australian poet judith wright is also profiled. how can we keep her memory alive? start with her poetry. share it with your children.
  • Wetherby2019: there is no entry in the australian dictionary of biography for one of my favourite australian poets, judith wright. why not?
  • Yongkhor1: the former guy, vociferous endorsement and last-minute rally could not save republican congressional candidate susan wright. she lost the texas runoff election by more than 6 points.
  • Artsalamode: born 7/28: painters marcel duchamp, judith leyster, joaquin torres garcia, writers gerard manley hopkins, kenneth fearing, malcolm lowry, shirley ann grau, john ashberry, jazz trombone delfeayo marsalis, singer/songwriter rick wright, dancer jacques d'amboise.
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Emily Dickinson Poem
The Truth'is stirless
 by Emily Dickinson

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The Truth-is stirless-
Other force-may be presumed to move-
This-then-is best for confidence-
When oldest Cedars swerve-

And Oaks untwist their fists-
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