Peter Porter

'Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath: A Bystander’s Recollections' by Peter Porter

Peter Porter
11 July 2019

I should make it clear at the start of these discursive memories that I knew Ted Hughes only slightly and Sylvia Plath hardly at al More

2019 Peter Porter Poetry Prize winners

Australian Book Review
19 March 2019


Andy Kissane and Belle Ling are the joint winners of the 2019 Peter Porter Poetry Prize, worth a total of $8,500. The winners were named at a ceremony at fortyfivedownstairs in Melbourne on March 18. 

Andy Kissane's winning poem is titled 'More

News from the Editor's Desk - January-February 2019

Australian Book Review
22 February 2019

ABR News: Felicity Plunkett named the ABR Patrons' Fellow 2019; a new poem by Behrouz Boochani; the Peter Porter Poetry Prize shortlist announced; the Melbourne Writers' Festival moves More

News from the Editor's Desk - August 2018

25 July 2018

Supporting the ABC; Jolley Prize; W.H. Auden; Morag Fraser's upcoming biography of Peter Porter; The Peter Porter Poetry Prize; ABR in Perth; Free copies of ABR in s 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

Peter Goldsworthy reviews 'Chorale at the Crossing' by Peter Porter

Peter Goldsworthy
26 April 2016

Peter Porter's posthumous collection of poems, Chorale at the Crossing, is preoccupied, understandably, with death – but death was a central preoccupation of his work from the beginning. How could it not be? He lost his mother at the age of nine.

Porter's two Collected Poems (1983 and 1999) were – are – stupendous, exuberant treasure- ... More

Peter Craven reviews 'The Rest on the Flight: Selected Poems' by Peter Porter

Peter Craven
04 May 2011

It’s the voice, isn’t it, of a master, so unmistakably in command of a music that is inseparable from the personal modesty that is its signature, which belies all grandeur and refuses More