y Possible Worlds selected work   poetry  
  • Author: Peter Porter http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/porter-peter
Issue Details: First known date: 1989 1989
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Notes

  • Dedication: For Gavin Ewart
  • Epigraph: The trumpet cries / This is the successor of the invisible. / This is its substitute in stratagems / Of the spirit. This, in sight and memory, / Must take place, as what is possible / Replaces what is not. Wallace Stevens, 'Credences of Summer'

Contents

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Melbourne, Victoria,: Oxford University Press , 1989 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Next to Nothingi"The casque of a dragon-fly", Peter Porter , 1988 single work poetry (p. 1)
A Physical Worldi"To have sat in the awkwardest tree", Peter Porter , 1989 single work poetry (p. 2)
Decus Et Tutameni"Come with me to vistas of a low dissolving bay", Peter Porter , 1989 single work poetry (p. 3-4)
Woop Woopi"The backtrack Trebizond of everyone,", Peter Porter , 1987 single work poetry (p. 5-6)
River Runi"There is no source, though something like a bird", Peter Porter , 1989 single work poetry (p. 7-8)
The Blazing Birdsi"With their wicker worry wok of claque and claim", Peter Porter , 1987 single work poetry (p. 9)
The Ecstasy of Estuariesi"It is the right time to come here visiting,", Peter Porter , 1987 single work poetry (p. 10-11)
The Wind at Bundanoni"In the code of invisible painting", Peter Porter , 1989 single work poetry (p. 12-13)
A Headland Near Adelaidei"In this transparency", Peter Porter , 1986 single work poetry (p. 14)
Die-Backi"An early choice among the thousand possible", Peter Porter , 1989 single work poetry (p. 15-16)
A Chagall Postcardi"Is this the nature of all truth,", Peter Porter , 1989 single work poetry (p. 17)
Whitebaiti"A multitude of fervours comes to this,", Peter Porter , 1989 single work poetry (p. 18)
Capital and Interesti"From the discovery of penicillin", Peter Porter , 1987 single work poetry (p. 19)
Copycati"At least his funeral might be followed", Peter Porter , 1988 single work poetry (p. 20)
He Would, Wouldn't Hei"He'd say, if pressed, the bomb has kept us free,", Peter Porter , 1988 single work poetry (p. 21)
Serious Drinkingi"It comes from wanting to be perfect.", Peter Porter , 1989 single work poetry (p. 22)
Night Watchi"You sleep less as you grow older", Peter Porter , 1988 single work poetry (p. 23)
Tabs on Dickinsoni"Body and Soul drift homeward now", Peter Porter , 1987 single work poetry (p. 24)
The Farewell Statei"Waking, being glad, not blessing", Peter Porter , 1989 single work poetry (p. 25)
Sacred and Profanei"They hurry from their storeyed layers", Peter Porter , 1989 single work poetry (p. 26)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Interior Landscapes in Peter Porter's Later Poetry Bruce Bennett , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 14 no. 2 2000; (p. 93-97) Homing In : Essays on Australian Literature and Selfhood 2006; (p. 111-121, notes 269-270)
A Vision Painted on a Wall Peter Coleman , 1993 single work biography
— Appears in: National Library of Australia News , vol. 3 no. 6 1993; (p. 15-17)
y Peter Porter Peter Steele , South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1992 Z90225 1992 single work criticism
Possible Worlds Bruce Bennett , 1991 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Spirit in Exile : Peter Porter and His Poetry 1991; (p. 237-259)
An Effect of Distance : Porter's History Paul Carter , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , February no. 117 1990; (p. 20-24)
Shelf Life [14 July 1990] Peter Pierce , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Age , 14 July 1990; (p. 10)
Stratagems at Sixty Andrew Wallace , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , March vol. 50 no. 1 1990; (p. 104-108)
The Exile and His Burden Heather Cam , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 3 February 1990; (p. 78)

— Review of A Porter Selected : Poems 1959-1989 Peter Porter 1989 selected work poetry ; Possible Worlds Peter Porter 1989 selected work poetry
The Pick of Peter Porter Philip Hodgins , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , July no. 78 1990; (p. 28-29)

— Review of A Porter Selected : Poems 1959-1989 Peter Porter 1989 selected work poetry ; Possible Worlds Peter Porter 1989 selected work poetry
Grand Flights and Sunday Baths Carl Harrison-Ford , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Island , Winter no. 43/44 1990; (p. 66-70)

— Review of A Porter Selected : Poems 1959-1989 Peter Porter 1989 selected work poetry ; Possible Worlds Peter Porter 1989 selected work poetry
Davie's Rap Neil Corcoran , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: London Review of Books , 25 January vol. 12 no. 2 1990; (p. 15-16)

— Review of Possible Worlds Peter Porter 1989 selected work poetry ; The Boys Who Stole the Funeral : A Novel Sequence Les Murray 1980 single work novel
Porter - Full of Flight Evan Jones , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 23 June 1990; (p. 9)

— Review of Possible Worlds Peter Porter 1989 selected work poetry
Untitled Lawrence Bourke , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , June vol. 35 no. 2 1990; (p. 76-77)

— Review of Possible Worlds Peter Porter 1989 selected work poetry
Stratagems of the Spirit : Peter Porter's "Possible Worlds" Michael Hulse , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , December vol. 33 no. 12 1989; (p. 48-49)
Exciting Recognitions Sean O'Brien , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 15-21 December 1989; (p. 1392)

— Review of A Porter Selected : Poems 1959-1989 Peter Porter 1989 selected work poetry ; Possible Worlds Peter Porter 1989 selected work poetry
Exciting Recognitions Sean O'Brien , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 15-21 December 1989; (p. 1392)

— Review of A Porter Selected : Poems 1959-1989 Peter Porter 1989 selected work poetry ; Possible Worlds Peter Porter 1989 selected work poetry
The Exile and His Burden Heather Cam , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 3 February 1990; (p. 78)

— Review of A Porter Selected : Poems 1959-1989 Peter Porter 1989 selected work poetry ; Possible Worlds Peter Porter 1989 selected work poetry
The Pick of Peter Porter Philip Hodgins , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , July no. 78 1990; (p. 28-29)

— Review of A Porter Selected : Poems 1959-1989 Peter Porter 1989 selected work poetry ; Possible Worlds Peter Porter 1989 selected work poetry
Grand Flights and Sunday Baths Carl Harrison-Ford , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Island , Winter no. 43/44 1990; (p. 66-70)

— Review of A Porter Selected : Poems 1959-1989 Peter Porter 1989 selected work poetry ; Possible Worlds Peter Porter 1989 selected work poetry
Davie's Rap Neil Corcoran , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: London Review of Books , 25 January vol. 12 no. 2 1990; (p. 15-16)

— Review of Possible Worlds Peter Porter 1989 selected work poetry ; The Boys Who Stole the Funeral : A Novel Sequence Les Murray 1980 single work novel
Porter - Full of Flight Evan Jones , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 23 June 1990; (p. 9)

— Review of Possible Worlds Peter Porter 1989 selected work poetry
Untitled Lawrence Bourke , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , June vol. 35 no. 2 1990; (p. 76-77)

— Review of Possible Worlds Peter Porter 1989 selected work poetry
Stratagems of the Spirit : Peter Porter's "Possible Worlds" Michael Hulse , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , December vol. 33 no. 12 1989; (p. 48-49)
y Peter Porter Peter Steele , South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1992 Z90225 1992 single work criticism
Possible Worlds Bruce Bennett , 1991 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Spirit in Exile : Peter Porter and His Poetry 1991; (p. 237-259)
An Effect of Distance : Porter's History Paul Carter , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , February no. 117 1990; (p. 20-24)
A Vision Painted on a Wall Peter Coleman , 1993 single work biography
— Appears in: National Library of Australia News , vol. 3 no. 6 1993; (p. 15-17)
Shelf Life [14 July 1990] Peter Pierce , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Age , 14 July 1990; (p. 10)
Stratagems at Sixty Andrew Wallace , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , March vol. 50 no. 1 1990; (p. 104-108)
Interior Landscapes in Peter Porter's Later Poetry Bruce Bennett , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 14 no. 2 2000; (p. 93-97) Homing In : Essays on Australian Literature and Selfhood 2006; (p. 111-121, notes 269-270)
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