Death in the Pergola Tea-Rooms single work   poetry   "Snakes are hissing behind the misted glass."
  • Author: Peter Porter http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/porter-peter
Issue Details: First known date: 1961 1961
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Notes

  • In Twelve Poets the date 1959 is printed after the poem, suggesting that this is the date it was written.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Once Bitten, Twice Bitten Peter Porter , London : Scorpion Press , 1961 Z9640 1961 selected work poetry London : Scorpion Press , 1961 pg. 36-37
  • Appears in:
    y Twelve Poets, 1950-1970 12 Poets, 1950-1970 Alexander Craig (editor), Milton : Jacaranda Press , 1971 Z77157 1971 anthology poetry Milton : Jacaranda Press , 1971 pg. 143-144
  • Appears in:
    y Collected Poems Peter Porter , Melbourne Oxford New York (City) : Oxford University Press , 1983 Z575458 1983 selected work poetry Melbourne Oxford New York (City) : Oxford University Press , 1983 pg. 21-22
  • Appears in:
    y A Porter Selected : Poems 1959-1989 Peter Porter , Melbourne Oxford New York (City) : Oxford University Press , 1989 Z8215 1989 selected work poetry Melbourne Oxford New York (City) : Oxford University Press , 1989 pg. 10-11
  • Appears in:
    y Collected Poems Peter Porter , Melbourne Oxford New York (City) : Oxford University Press , 1983 Z575458 1983 selected work poetry Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1999 pg. 25-26
  • Appears in:
    y The Rest on the Flight : Selected Poems Peter Porter , London : Picador , 2010 Z1687048 2010 selected work poetry Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2010 pg. 12-13

Works about this Work

Peter Porter: The Metropolitan Voice John Lucas , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Critical Survey , vol. 18 no. 1 2006; (p. 109-122)
Carnival Winter Bruce Bennett , 1991 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Spirit in Exile : Peter Porter and His Poetry 1991; (p. 60-91)
Peter Porter: The Metropolitan Voice John Lucas , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Critical Survey , vol. 18 no. 1 2006; (p. 109-122)
Carnival Winter Bruce Bennett , 1991 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Spirit in Exile : Peter Porter and His Poetry 1991; (p. 60-91)
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