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  • Author: Peter Porter http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/porter-peter
Issue Details: First known date: 1970 1970
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  • 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. 35-37
  • 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. 139-141
  • 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. 51-52
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    y The Penguin Book of Modern Australian Poetry John Tranter (editor), Philip Mead (editor), Ringwood : Penguin , 1991 Z151302 1991 anthology poetry Ringwood : Penguin , 1991 pg. 161-162
  • 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. 168-170
  • Appears in:
    y Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature Nicholas Jose (editor), Kerryn Goldsworthy (editor), Anita Heiss (editor), David McCooey (editor), Peter Minter (editor), Nicole Moore (editor), Elizabeth Webby (editor), Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2009 Z1590615 2009 anthology correspondence diary drama essay extract poetry prose short story (taught in 23 units)

    'Some of the best, most significant writing produced in Australia over more than two centuries is gathered in this landmark anthology. Covering all genres - from fiction, poetry and drama to diaries, letters, essays and speeches - the anthology maps the development of one of the great literatures in English in all its energy and variety.

    'The writing reflects the diverse experiences of Australians in their encounter with their extraordinary environment and with themselves. This is literature of struggle, conflict and creative survival. It is literature of lives lived at the extremes, of frontiers between cultures, of new dimensions of experience, where imagination expands.

    'This rich, informative and entertaining collection charts the formation of an Australian voice that draws inventively on Indigenous words, migrant speech and slang, with a cheeky, subversive humour always to the fore. For the first time, Aboriginal writings are interleaved with other English-language writings throughout - from Bennelong's 1796 letter to the contemporary flowering of Indigenous fiction and poetry - setting up an exchange that reveals Australian history in stark new ways.

    'From vivid settler accounts to haunting gothic tales, from raw protest to feisty urban satire and playful literary experiment, from passionate love poetry to moving memoir, the Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature reflects the creative eloquence of a society.

    'Chosen by a team of expert editors, who have provided illuminating essays about their selections, and with more than 500 works from over 300 authors, it is an authoritative survey and a rich world of reading to be enjoyed.' (Publisher's blurb)

    Allen and Unwin have a YouTube channel with a number of useful videos on the Anthology.

    Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2009
    pg. 765-766
  • 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. 93-95
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