Other Worlds: Poems 1997–2001 by Dorothy Porter

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September 2001, no. 234
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Other Worlds: Poems 1997–2001 by Dorothy Porter

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Other Worlds: Poems 1997–2001 by Dorothy Porter

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September 2001, no. 234

Without the slightest hint of irony, Jewel Kilcher, the young Alaskan poet and singer whose first volume of free verse, A Night without Armor, was published to popular acclaim a year or two ago, quotes Dylan Thomas in her preface: ‘A good poem is a contribution to reality.’ Thomas, thankfully, was right, and although we might argue, as poets often do, about the shape reality might take, it remains true to this day that good poetry contributes more to what we know, as individuals and as communities, and helps provide the ground for knowing what our realities can become.

Peter Minter reviews 'Other Worlds: Poems 1997–2001' by Dorothy Porter

Other Worlds: Poems 1997–2001

by Dorothy Porter

Picador, $27.50 pb, 87 pp

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