Subseries Subseries 2 - Correspondence and poems, 1959 to 1982

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UQFL75-Series F-Subseries 2


Correspondence and poems, 1959 to 1982


  • 1959-1982 (Creation)

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8 folders

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Judith Catherine Green born on 13 February 1936 in Perth, Western Australia. She attended the Ascot State School, Brisbane Girls' Grammar School, gained an Open Scholarship to the University of Queensland where she obtained first class honours in English, received her Master of Arts from Cambridge University. She met her first husband, Fabio Rodriguez while tutoring at Kingston University, Jamaica. They married in 1964 and divorced in 1981. In 1982 she married Thomas Shapcott. She has published numerous volumes of poetry, some illustrated by her own woodcuts. From 1979 to 1982 she was poetry editor for Meanjin and from 1988 to 1997 poetry editor with Penguin Australia. Judith Rodriguez has also co-written the play Poor Johanna with Robyn Archer and her libretto for the opera Lindy was performed at the Sydney Opera House in 2002. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the Christopher Brennan Award and in 1994 received the Order of Australia for services to literature. Rodriguez died on 22 November 2018.

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Correspondence mainly in the form of letters and postcards with various authors: Philip Martin concerning “Girl Warrior”, Don Maynard, Les A. Murray concerning “The New Moreton Bay”, Stephen Murray Smith concerning “On Journeying Apart”, Barry O'Donohue, Grace Perry, Andrew Sant and Fay Zwicky. Includes poems from some correspondents.

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Unrestricted access, except for correspondence from Don Maynard Box 9 Folder 15. Request for access can be submitted to the Fryer Library for consideration.

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  • English

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Previously housed as Box 2 Folders 14-21

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Created, Linda Justo, 14-Feb-2022.




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