The Sadness of the Creatures single work   poetry   "We live in a third floor flat"
  • 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 1968 is printed after the poem, suggesting that this is the date when it was written.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Australian Poetry 1969 Vivian Smith (editor), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1969 Z500205 1969 anthology poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1969 pg. 64-66
  • Appears in:
    y The Last of England Peter Porter , London : Oxford University Press , 1970 Z9945 1970 selected work poetry London : Oxford University Press , 1970 pg. 30-32
  • 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. 159-161
  • Appears in:
    y Seedtime : A Collection of Recent Poetry Glen Phillips (editor), Colin M. Kenworthy (editor), Hugh Thompson (editor), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1972 Z1346675 1972 anthology poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1972 pg. 81-83
  • 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. 136-137
  • 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. 49-50
  • Appears in:
    y Contemporary Australian Poetry : An Anthology John Leonard (editor), Knoxfield : Houghton Mifflin , 1990 Z361533 1990 anthology poetry humour war literature Knoxfield : Houghton Mifflin , 1990 pg. 61-62
  • Appears in:
    y The Oxford Book of Modern Australian Verse Peter Porter (editor), South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1996 Z397894 1996 anthology poetry extract South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1996 pg. 81-82
  • 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. 164-166
  • Appears in:
    y Seven Centuries of Poetry in English John Leonard (editor), South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 2003 Z1058257 2003 anthology poetry (taught in 6 units) Contains poetry from twelve countries, including Australia, and spans the development of English poetry over seven centuries. South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 2003 pg. 65-66
  • Appears in:
    y The Puncher & Wattmann Anthology of Australian Poetry John Leonard (editor), Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2009 Z1674214 2009 anthology poetry (taught in 16 units) Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2009 pg. 196-197
  • 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. 90-92
  • Appears in:
    y Australian Poetry Since 1788 Geoffrey Lehmann (editor), Robert Gray (editor), Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 2011 Z1803846 2011 anthology poetry (taught in 1 units) 'A good poem is one that the world can’t forget or is delighted to rediscover. This landmark anthology of Australian poetry, edited by two of Australia’s foremost poets, Geoffrey Lehmann and Robert Gray, contains such poems. It is the first of its kind for Australia and promises to become a classic. Included here are Australia’s major poets, and lesser-known but equally affecting ones, and all manifestations of Australian poetry since 1788, from concrete poems to prose poems, from the cerebral to the naïve, from the humorous to the confessional, and from formal to free verse. Translations of some striking Aboriginal song poems are one of the high points. Containing over 1000 poems from 170 Australian poets, as well as short critical biographies, this careful reevaluation of Australian poetry makes this a superb book that can be read and enjoyed over a lifetime.' (From the publisher's website.) Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 2011 pg. 572-574

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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