Categories: Australian Poets.
Judith Wright 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. Her family – “our arrogant clan”, as Wright put it – were well-known. Her father, Phillip Arundell Wright (1889-1970), was a prominent grazier. Both her father, and her brother, Peter Arundell Wright, were leaders in the New England New State Movement. Although there are entries for her father and brother, there is no entry in the Australian Dictionary of Biography for Judith Wright (to date). . . . .
. . . . Wright’s reputation as a poet grew, both nationally and internationally, producing several collections of poetry. Her poems have been translated into Italian, Japanese and Russian. Wright was the second Australian to receive the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry, in 1991. . . . more and photo . . .
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