Wolf Notes

Judith Beveridge



Wolf Notes has been seven years in the writing, and follows Judith Beveridge's two earlier award-winning collections, The Domesticity of Giraffes and Accidental Grace.

Beveridge's poetry is remarkable for its attentiveness to the humble rituals of life. It discovers richness and grace in the smallest, the poorest, the most awkward or most transient of beings.

There is a Buddhist underpinning to this awareness of latent power, recognised in the collection's central sequence of poems, which depicts Siddhattha Gotama's wandering through the forests and towns of Northern India before he became the Buddha.


Print ISBN : 1-920882-00-6
pp : 128pp
December 2003

About the Author

Judith Beveridge is the author of four previous collections of poetry which together have won the NSW and Victorian Premiers’ Awards for poetry, and the Judith Wright  Calanthe Award. She is the poetry editor for Meanjin and teaches poetry writing at postgraduate level at the University of Sydney. Her poems have been widely anthologised, translated and studied in high schools.


The Age


Poems from this sequence were awarded the 2003 Josephine Ulrick Poetry Prize.
Winner 2004 Judith Wright Calanthe Award
Winner 2004 C.J. Dennis Award for Poetry