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.
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.
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".
Born Judith Arundell Wright, 31st May 1915 in NSW Australia, she was one of Australia’s foremost poets and writer of short stories and children’s books. She spent much of her childhood in Brisbane and after the death of her mother, Ethel, was a boarder of a girls school in New England. After graduating she studied at Sydney University but failed to take a degree.
A book of finely crafted poems. Wright has an unadorned style. Judith Wright worked tirelessly to promote land rights for Aboriginal people and to raise awareness among non-Aboriginal Australians of their plight arising from the legacy of European settlement
A book of finely crafted poems. She has a keen eye for detail, and her poems in this book are mostly objective, dwelling on the things of the world rather than on the workings of her own mind. Like most poets, she is something of a Platonist, who sees the ideal, beautiful side of things. Judith Wright worked tirelessly to promote land rights for Aboriginal people and to raise awareness among non-Aboriginal Australians of their plight arising from the legacy of European settlement. She has written The Cry for the Dead (1981), We Call for a Treaty (1985) and Born of the Conquerors (1991).
Judith Wright was the second Australian to receive the Queen's Gold .
Judith Wright was the second Australian to receive the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry. With this biography, explore her childhood, life and timeline. Wright had written numerous poems, literary criticism and letters in her life and strongly believed the fact that a poet should be concerned with national and social problems. In 1934, Judith Wright gained admission in Sydney University, where she studied philosophy, history, psychology and English, without taking a degree.
Introduction by Judith Wright. From THE MOVING IMAGE. B13. Black Cockatoos.
Judith Wright’s second anthology Woman to Man (1949) is better known for the freshness of her approach in examining until-then taboo subjects of sexual desire and especially women’s sexuality. The ambiguities of pleasure and solemnity in physical love-making climax in the conclusion to the other of these two poems: Oh hold me, for I am afraid.