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Best 100 Poems of Dorothy Porter, The

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  • Best 100 Poems of Dorothy Porter, The 
    Title: Best 100 Poems of Dorothy Porter, The
    Format: HARDCOVER
    Publication date: 04/11/2013
    Imprint: BLACK INC
    Price: $25.00
    Publishing status: Active

    Poet, pagan and lyricist Dorothy Porter lived?passionately. Two of her verse novels were?shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary?Award. Another, The Monkey’s Mask, is?already seen as a classic and was made into?a film. Now her partner, the novelist Andrea?Goldsmith, has selected 100 of Porter’s?poems for this beautifully produced book.?The vibrant sulphur-crested cockatoo on the?cover is an apt symbol for a woman with?a wicked sense of humour and a skill for?capturing the sensual world, the creator of?poems such as ‘Crete’ (‘your snake / bites?my breast / with a hollow fang / Oh flash!?/ Oh honey!’), ‘Wives’ (‘There’s a darkness?in women’s warmth / there’s a trapdoor in?women’s talk’) and ‘Little Hoodlum’.

    Dorothy Porter was one of Australia's true originals, renowned for her passionate, punchy poetry and verse novels. This collection, the best of her life's work as selected by her partner Andrea Goldsmith, presents the many facets of Porter, from her break-out verse novel The Monkey's Mask to her posthumous collection, The Bee Hut. Whether stretching the fabric of ancient mythology, discovering the beauty of the natural world or inking an intimate message on the heart, Porter's verse is endlessly captivating.

    ISBN: 9781863956246
    Pages: 128
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