Introduction

Judith Wright was born in 1915, not far from Armidale, New South Wales.  Her career as a poet began with a collection of poems, The Moving Image, published in 1946.  Wright's poetry encompassed the landscape and reflected her concern for the environment and wildlife. Her poetry also spoke to more personal and psychological reflections, along with her support of Australian aboriginal rights and human rights in general.

 

 This is no child with a child's face;
this has no name to name it by;
  yet you and I have known it well.
This is our hunter and our chase,
 the third who lay in our embrace.

Woman to Man, Judith Wright, 1949