Collected Poems

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Oxford University Press, 1984 - Fiction - 335 pages
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This collection of Peter Porter's work includes the great majority of his poems published between 1961 and 1981.

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Contents

Once Bitten Twice Bitten 1961
3
19623
38
Poems Ancient Moder n 1964
47
A Porter Folio 1969
77
The Last of England 1970
119
Preaching to the Converted 1972
155
Living in a Calm Country 1975
197
The Cost of Seriousness 1978
237
English Subtitles 1981
273
Have Written I Have Written
286
Alcestis and the Poet
292
Two for the Price of One
299
For Sophonisba Anguisciola
305
After Martial 1972
311
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About the author (1984)

Peter Porter was born in Brisbane, Australia on February 16, 1929. He moved to London in 1951 and worked as a bookseller and in advertising before writing on poetry for the Observer. In 1961, he published his first collection of poems, Once Bitten, Twice Bitten. His other works include The Cost of Seriousness, Better Than God, and Max is Missing, which won the Forward prize in 2001. His other awards include the Duff Cooper prize, the Whitbread poetry award, and the Queen's Gold Medal for poetry. He died on April 23, 2010 at the age of 81.

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