Halfway Up the Mountain

Written by Dorothy Hewett


Halfway up the Mountain is an archaeological dig: of geographies, relationships, language, and personae. Hewett revisits locations on three journeys through time and place, through influences and impressions, discovering new identities in both herself and family, lovers, fellow poets, and acquaintances. The reader will discover new voices and reconnect with the child-Hewett, the political Hewett, explorer and femme fatale, sage and witness, as the poet travels through and beyond the body into the realms of the spirit. Layer on layer of the past is opened and investigated. Old pasts are reconsidered, new pasts imagined’ — John Kinsella.

ISBN 9781863683142 (Paperback)
Formats B+ Format (205 x 138mm) (Paperback)
Categories Poetry
Pages 168
Publication Year 2001
Publisher FP
  • Dorothy hewett

    Dorothy Hewett

    Dorothy Hewett was born in 1923 in Perth, Western Australia, and grew up on an isolated wheat farm at Wickepin. Dorothy Hewett began writing poetry as a child and was first published in a literary journal at the age of seventeen. At twenty-two she won a national poetry prize. Dorothy Hewett was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for Services to Literature. She died in Sydney in 2002. Read more