Peter Steele

Peter Steele reviews 'Collected Poems 1943–1995' by Gwen Harwood

Peter Steele
03 June 2019

W.H. Auden, following Samuel Butler, thought that ‘the true test of imagination is the ability to name a cat’, and plenty of people, poets, and others have believed this: to recast a d More

'Littoral Truth: Peter Porter (1929-2010)' by Peter Steele

Peter Steele
26 July 2017

In an essay on the poetry of George Crabbe, Peter Porter wrote, ‘It is a great pleasure to me, a man for the littoral any day, to read Crabbe’s description of the East Anglian coast.’ Happily, there is by now a substantial and various array of writings about Porter’s work, and I would like simply to add that his being, metaphorically, ‘a man for the littor ... More

Paul Kane reviews 'Braiding the Voices: Essays in Poetry' by Peter Steele

Paul Kane
26 September 2012

Peter Steele once described his teaching and writing as ‘acts of celebration’. He is – and was – quite literally a celebrant: in his role as a Jesuit priest, and as a poet of prais More

Remembering Peter Steele

Kate Middleton
04 July 2012

Bricks, knowledge, gravity

 

‘I just read a history of bricks.’

 

We learn about the ways our teachers have influenced us over many years. As an undergraduate student at the University of Melbourne, I took every class taught by Professor Peter Steele SJ. More than a decade after I first ... More

'Maze', a new poem by Peter Steele

Peter Steele
22 May 2012

But wait, there’s more – as when the hummingbird
flies backwards for the hell of it, or
the odd flamingo’s pinkened up by snackin More