Fay Zwicky’s Poems
Poems by the late Australian poet and academic Fay Zwicky have been posted on this website.
Fay and Andrew were friends, although their contact was mostly limited to book launchings and literary gatherings.
(Andrew and Fay’s association stretches back to the 1980s, when Fay recommended Andrew to the painter Donald S. Green to provide the text for a book on The Swan Waterways. Sponsored by several wealthy business men, Andrew and Donald produced a one-off art-object book, which the sponsors subsequently sold for $250,000 to another business man.)
On 6 June 2015, Andrew gave the launching speech for Shane McCauley’s poetry collection, Trickster, and Fay was among the audience. During a conversation after the launch proceedings, Andrew asked Fay if he could post some of her poems on his (this) website. Fay readily agreed, giving Andrew freedom to post whichever poems he liked.
Albeit belatedly, Andrew has now chosen and posted six of Fay’s poems, which can be read here.