With this new collection, Peter Porter shows his maturity as a poet and displays his ability to work in a variety of forms. The "oracle" of the title is the English language, with the poet acting as a "priest" bound to carry messages to the outside world. Porter's themes here are childhood, dreams, painting, history, and most important, words and their responsibilities.
About the Author
Peter Porter is the author of numerous collections of poems including Fast Forward and Collected Poems.