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Editor's note Australian Book Review No:240 April, 2002 : 'Last month, the abbreviating gremlins got to Dorothy Porter's poem "Bluebottles", removing all the breaks between stanzas - rather vital for a poet. We apologise to Ms Porter, and reproduce the poem, correctly spaced, we very much hope...'
'This is a comprehensive survey of Australian poetic achievement, ranging from early colonial and indigenous verse to contemporary work, from the major poets to those who deserve to be better recognised.' (Provided by the publisher).
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Melbourne:Black Inc.,2009Z16153662009selected work poetry 'The Bee Hut, [Dorothy Porter's] fifteenth book, brings together the poems she wrote in the last five years of her life. By turns expansive and intimate, effusive and contemplative, these poems roam widely: there are journeys into history and to sacred places both mythic and deeply personal.' (From the publisher's website.)Melbourne:Black Inc.,2009
'Dorothy Porter was one of Australia’s truly original writers, renowned for her passionate, offbeat poetry and verse novels. The Best 100 Poems of Dorothy Porter draws from her life’s work to present the many facets of Porter the poet, from stretching the fabric of ancient mythology to delving into the beauty of the natural world, or inking an intimate message on your heart. This elegant hardback, a companion volume to The Best 100 Poems of Les Murray, is the perfect gift for Porter fans and newcomers alike. (Publisher's blurb)