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  • Author:agent Dorothy Porter http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/porter-dorothy
Issue Details: First known date: 1996... 1996 Crete
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Notes

  • Dedication: for Andy
  • Epigraph: 'Blue island, give me back what is mine. / Flying Crete, give back my work to me. / Fill the baked vessel / from the breasts of the flowing goddess.' Osip Mandelstam, 'Poem 385'

Contents

* Contents derived from the South Melbourne, South Melbourne - Port Melbourne area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,:Hyland House , 1996 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Cretei"Finding a vein", Dorothy Porter , single work poetry (p. 5)
Linear Ai"When I was twenty-two", Dorothy Porter , single work poetry (p. 6)
The Night Before Knossosi"On the deck", Dorothy Porter , single work poetry (p. 7)
Or Elsei"No sensible woman eats poppies", Dorothy Porter , single work poetry (p. 8)
My Hairy Sprogi"In myths", Dorothy Porter , single work poetry (p. 9)
Motherhoodi"No longer will she", Dorothy Porter , single work poetry (p. 10)
Gorgeous Breastsi"After our first time", Dorothy Porter , single work poetry (p. 11)
Changedi"I'll never change", Dorothy Porter , single work poetry (p. 12)
Gross, Green and Madi"My garden", Dorothy Porter , single work poetry (p. 13)
Grape Dancei"The air", Dorothy Porter , single work poetry (p. 14)
Rot Herei"In the dark", Dorothy Porter , single work poetry (p. 15)
A Stinger!i"I tell the withered", Dorothy Porter , single work poetry (p. 16)
The Honey Daimoni"This morning", Dorothy Porter , single work poetry (p. 17)
Exuberance with Bloody Handsi"What do the Minoans teach us -", Dorothy Porter , single work poetry (p. 21-22)
Atlantisi"Were there Lithuanians in Atlantis?", Dorothy Porter , single work poetry (p. 23-24)
Altarsi"Is the gaily painted trussed bull", Dorothy Porter , single work poetry (p. 25)
Bull-Leapingi"Is poetry a strange leftover", Dorothy Porter , single work poetry (p. 26)
Leaving Ariadne Behindi"Why point the finger at Theseus?", Dorothy Porter , single work poetry (p. 27)
Archaeologyi"Am I the Arthur Evans", Dorothy Porter , single work poetry (p. 28)
The Bodyi"Is the changing body ever", Dorothy Porter , single work poetry (p. 29)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Balmain, Glebe - Leichhardt - Balmain area, Sydney Inner West, Sydney, New South Wales,: Ligature , 2014 .
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      Extent: 114p.p.

Works about this Work

Crete : Dorothy Porter, Exuberance, and the Limits of Art Lyn McCredden , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , September vol. 38 no. 3 2014; (p. 271-280)
'This essay argues that the poetry of Australian poet Dorothy Porter, exemplified in her collection,Crete, operates along contrapuntal lines. The poet's daemonic energy celebrates the ancient island culture, expressed variously in outbursts of democratic irreverence or pagan sensuousness or hierophantic exuberance or queer subversiveness. However, this celebration is met by what reaches out beyond the celebration of aesthetic energy, towards a sifting, self-questioning ethics. This ethics questions the limits of the aesthetic and gives Porter'sCreteits richest, most disturbing depths. This double action of Porter's poetry puts aesthetics—its powers and its limits—into question. (Publication abstract)
Daemonic Currents in Dorothy Porter's Poetry Felicity Plunkett , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 25 no. 1 2010; (p. 19-30)
'Although charged by the daemonic, the sacred and extreme, [Porter's] poetics is shot through, too, with awareness of fakery and illusion. Finally, the currents of Porter's work are connective, sparking off and from a lineage of charged poetry, especially, arguabley, of confessionalism, and a tradition of hierophantic poetics. This essay examines Porter's poetics within the context of this lineage' (19).
"The Giant Octopus is Dying": Maternal Archeology in Dorothy Porter's 'Crete' Rose Lucas , 1998 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , Autumn vol. 58 no. 1 1998; (p. 49-66)
[Review] Crete David Beach , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Famous Reporter , December no. 14 1996; (p. 53-56)

— Review of Crete Dorothy Porter , 1996 selected work poetry
[Review] Crete Felicity Holland , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Heat , no. 2 1996; (p. 210)

— Review of Crete Dorothy Porter , 1996 selected work poetry
Daimons and Demons Martin Duwell , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 31 August-1 September 1996; (p. rev 9)

— Review of The Rome Air Naked Philip Salom , 1996 selected work poetry ; Crete Dorothy Porter , 1996 selected work poetry
Poetic Reflections on Minoan Culture Geoff Page , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 4 May 1996; (p. C10)

— Review of Crete Dorothy Porter , 1996 selected work poetry
[Review] Crete Kathy Kituai , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Muse , June no. 152 1996; (p. 36-37)

— Review of Crete Dorothy Porter , 1996 selected work poetry
Extravagant Porter Peter Steele , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 179 1996; (p. 46-47)

— Review of Crete Dorothy Porter , 1996 selected work poetry
A Rich Cornucopia Jenny Digby , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Women's Book Review , June vol. 8 no. 2 1996; (p. 30-31)

— Review of Crete Dorothy Porter , 1996 selected work poetry
Daemonic Currents in Dorothy Porter's Poetry Felicity Plunkett , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 25 no. 1 2010; (p. 19-30)
'Although charged by the daemonic, the sacred and extreme, [Porter's] poetics is shot through, too, with awareness of fakery and illusion. Finally, the currents of Porter's work are connective, sparking off and from a lineage of charged poetry, especially, arguabley, of confessionalism, and a tradition of hierophantic poetics. This essay examines Porter's poetics within the context of this lineage' (19).
Pop Goes the Poet Jane Freeman , 1996 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 23 March 1996; (p. 11s)
Bull-Leaping at Budinski's Kerry Watson , 1996 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 29 March 1996; (p. 18)
Profession: Poet Jason Steger , 1996 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 5 May 1996; (p. 10)
"The Giant Octopus is Dying": Maternal Archeology in Dorothy Porter's 'Crete' Rose Lucas , 1998 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , Autumn vol. 58 no. 1 1998; (p. 49-66)
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