Poetry

Island Songs of Experience Ivan Head

I like Upper Heights and Lower Depths very much and hope it is a great success. Ralph Spaulding writes in his introduction of these four Tasmanian poets, all born in the 1930s: Apart from Gwen Harwood (born in the previous decade), these four writers made one of the most extensive contributions to Tasmanian poetry in the last decades of the 20th century. Collectively, over one thousand of their poems have appeared in magazines and selected works from 1950 to the present day, and thirty-three editions of their poetry have been published (eleven by Smith, eight by Hetherington and seven by…

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