The Porter Song Book sequence   poetry  
  • Author: Peter Porter http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/porter-peter
Issue Details: First known date: 1969 1969
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Notes

  • In Twelve Poets the date 1963-1967 is printed after the poems, suggesting that this is the date it was written.
  • Parts 5, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 were not reproduced in the Twelve Poets version.
  • Six of the fifteen poems from this sequence are included (under the title 'The Porter Song Book') in The Rest on the Flight: Selected Poems. Because most parts of the sequence are omitted from this collection, it is not listed as a source for the sequence.

Includes

The Porter Song Book : Quick Frozen Poem i "God, she's wolfed two sides", Peter Porter , 1969 single work poetry
— Appears in: A Porter Folio : New Poems 1969; (p. 69) Collected Poems 1983; (p. 115) Collected Poems 1999; (p. 138)
The Porter Song Book : From an Old Master i "On the green cloth of summer lie", Peter Porter , 1969 single work poetry
— Appears in: A Porter Folio : New Poems 1969; (p. 69) Collected Poems 1983; (p. 115) Collected Poems 1999; (p. 138) Southerly , vol. 63 no. 1 2003; (p. 29) The Rest on the Flight : Selected Poems 2010; (p. 73)
The Porter Song Book : 13 i "The mynah bird dips its beak", Peter Porter , 1969 single work poetry
— Appears in: A Porter Folio : New Poems 1969; (p. 68) Collected Poems 1983; (p. 115) A Porter Selected : Poems 1959-1989 1989; (p. 39) Collected Poems 1999; (p. 138)
The Porter Song Book : White Wedding i "At St Columba's or St James's, Spanish Place,", Peter Porter , 1969 single work poetry
— Appears in: A Porter Folio : New Poems 1969; (p. 68) Collected Poems 1983; (p. 114) A Porter Selected : Poems 1959-1989 1989; (p. 38) Collected Poems 1999; (p. 137) Southerly , vol. 63 no. 1 2003; (p. 29)
The Porter Song Book : Poetry i "An old art spreading rumours about", Peter Porter , 1969 single work poetry
— Appears in: A Porter Folio : New Poems 1969; (p. 67) Collected Poems 1983; (p. 114) A Porter Selected : Poems 1959-1989 1989; (p. 38) Collected Poems 1999; (p. 137) The Rest on the Flight : Selected Poems 2010; (p. 73)
The Porter Song Book : Late Lyric i "An area one inch by about", Peter Porter , 1969 single work poetry
— Appears in: A Porter Folio : New Poems 1969; (p. 67) Twelve Poets, 1950-1970 1971; (p. 157) Collected Poems 1983; (p. 114) A Porter Selected : Poems 1959-1989 1989; (p. 38) Collected Poems 1999; (p. 137)
The Porter Song Book : Lyric Found in a Bottle i "I'm locked in my own body.", Peter Porter , 1969 single work poetry
— Appears in: A Porter Folio : New Poems 1969; (p. 66-67) Twelve Poets, 1950-1970 1971; (p. 156-157) Collected Poems 1983; (p. 113-114) A Porter Selected : Poems 1959-1989 1989; (p. 37) Collected Poems 1999; (p. 136)
The Porter Song Book : The Visitation i "A night after Michaelmas, under", Peter Porter , 1969 single work poetry
— Appears in: A Porter Folio : New Poems 1969; (p. 66) Twelve Poets, 1950-1970 1971; (p. 156) Collected Poems 1983; (p. 113) A Porter Selected : Poems 1959-1989 1989; (p. 37) Collected Poems 1999; (p. 136)
The Porter Song Book : In Hora Ultima i "At the final hour", Peter Porter , 1969 single work poetry
— Appears in: A Porter Folio : New Poems 1969; (p. 65-66) Twelve Poets, 1950-1970 1971; (p. 156) Collected Poems 1983; (p. 113) A Porter Selected : Poems 1959-1989 1989; (p. 36) Collected Poems 1999; (p. 135)
The Porter Song Book : Genius Loci i "Look nothing has changed -", Peter Porter , 1969 single work poetry
— Appears in: A Porter Folio : New Poems 1969; (p. 65) Twelve Poets, 1950-1970 1971; (p. 155-156) Collected Poems 1983; (p. 112) A Porter Selected : Poems 1959-1989 1989; (p. 36) Collected Poems 1999; (p. 135) The Rest on the Flight : Selected Poems 2010; (p. 72-73)
The Porter Song Book : Journal Entry i "Then when we stop the car deep in cow parsley", Peter Porter , 1968 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Letters , January vol. 8 no. 1 1968; (p. 11) A Porter Folio : New Poems 1969; (p. 65) Collected Poems 1983; (p. 112) A Porter Selected : Poems 1959-1989 1989; (p. 36) Collected Poems 1999; (p. 135) Southerly , vol. 63 no. 1 2003; (p. 29)
The Porter Song Book : Clairvoyant i "You've narrowed the horizon to a noose", Peter Porter , 1969 single work poetry
— Appears in: A Porter Folio : New Poems 1969; (p. 64-65) Twelve Poets, 1950-1970 1971; (p. 155) Collected Poems 1983; (p. 112) A Porter Selected : Poems 1959-1989 1989; (p. 35) Collected Poems 1999; (p. 134) The Rest on the Flight : Selected Poems 2010; (p. 72)
The Porter Song Book : The Sanatorium i "Flowers brought by the lying woman", Peter Porter , 1969 single work poetry
— Appears in: A Porter Folio : New Poems 1969; (p. 64) Twelve Poets, 1950-1970 1971; (p. 154-155) Collected Poems 1983; (p. 111) A Porter Selected : Poems 1959-1989 1989; (p. 35) Collected Poems 1999; (p. 134)
The Porter Song Book : Story from a Travel Book i "They spent three months in the marshes.", Peter Porter , 1969 single work poetry
— Appears in: A Porter Folio : New Poems 1969; (p. 63) Twelve Poets, 1950-1970 1971; (p. 154) Collected Poems 1983; (p. 111) A Porter Selected : Poems 1959-1989 1989; (p. 34) Collected Poems 1999; (p. 133) The Rest on the Flight : Selected Poems 2010; (p. 71-72)
The Porter Song Book : Wir Haben Beide Lange Zeit Geschwiegen i "We sit untalkative in a room", Peter Porter , 1969 single work poetry
— Appears in: A Porter Folio : New Poems 1969; (p. 63) Twelve Poets, 1950-1970 1971; (p. 153-154) Collected Poems 1983; (p. 110) A Porter Selected : Poems 1959-1989 1989; (p. 34) Collected Poems 1999; (p. 133) The Rest on the Flight : Selected Poems 2010; (p. 71)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y A Porter Folio : New Poems Peter Porter , Lowestoft : Scorpion Press , 1969 Z9843 1969 selected work poetry Lowestoft : Scorpion Press , 1969 pg. 63
  • 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. 153-157
  • 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. 110-115
  • 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. 34-39
  • 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. 133-138

Works about this Work

Afterthought Peter Porter , 1971 single work autobiography criticism
— Appears in: Twelve Poets, 1950-1970 1971; (p. 163-164)
Afterthought Peter Porter , 1971 single work autobiography criticism
— Appears in: Twelve Poets, 1950-1970 1971; (p. 163-164)
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