Collected Poems: 1961-1981

Collected Poems: 1961-1981

by Peter Porter
     
 


Peter Porter published his first book of poems, Once Bitten, Twice Bitten, in 1961. Since then, his first collection has been joined by fourteen others, all of which are gathered into this two-volume Collected Poems, timed to coincide with the poet's seventieth birthday. In addition to Once Bitten, Twice Bitten, Volume I…  See more details below

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Peter Porter published his first book of poems, Once Bitten, Twice Bitten, in 1961. Since then, his first collection has been joined by fourteen others, all of which are gathered into this two-volume Collected Poems, timed to coincide with the poet's seventieth birthday. In addition to Once Bitten, Twice Bitten, Volume I includes Poems Ancient and Modern (1964), A Porter Portfolio (1969), The Last of England (1970), Preaching to the Converted (1972), After Martial (1972), Living in a Calm Country (1975), The Cost of Seriousness (1978), and English Subtitles (1981).
The second volume covers the period 1984-1998 and includes an entirely new collection, Both Ends Against the Middle, published here for the first time, as well as Fast Forward (1984), The Automatic Oracle (1987), Possible Worlds (1989), The Chair of Babel (1992), and Dragons in Their Pleasant Places (1997).

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Elegist, satirist, art critic, historian of the imagination, poet of cats, and the cities of London and the mind, student of the times and of Time."--Sean O'Brien, Sunday Times (London)

"Peter Porter's marvellous poetry continues to evolve like some great complex organic phenomenon."--Martin Duwell, The Australian

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192880970
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/22/1999
Series:
Oxford Poets Series
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author

Peter Porter was born in Brisbane, Australia, in 1929 and has lived in London since 1951. He is the winner of innumerable awards, including the Whitbread Prize, the Duff Cooper Memorial Prize, and the Gold Medal of the Australian Literature Society.

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