Search Results

You are looking at 1 - 3 of 3 items for

  • Author: Bruce Bennett x
  • All content x
Clear All Modify Search
Restricted access

Bruce Bennett

Looking back on my first public expression of interest in Peter Porter and his work – an interview published in Westerly in 1982, based on discussions with him in London the previous year – I notice in some of my questions the gestures of a proto-biographer. Yet I had come to Porter entirely through his work – from teaching poems in Alexander Craig's anthology 12 Poets and reading in London The Cost of Seriousness (1978) and the then newly minted volume English Subtitles (1981). It would be another nine years, with visits by me to London and Peter to Perth before Spirit in Exile: Peter Porter and his Poetry was published by Oxford University Press in 1991.

Restricted access

The Poet as Biographer

Peter Porter

Bruce Bennett

Looking back on my first public expression of interest in Peter Porter and his work – an interview published in Westerly in 1982, based on discussions with him in London the previous year – I notice in some of my questions the gestures of a proto-biographer. Yet I had come to Porter entirely through his work – from teaching poems in Alexander Craig’s anthology 12 Poets and reading in London The Cost of Seriousness (1978) and the then newly minted volume English Subtitles (1981). It would be another nine years, with visits by me to London and Peter to Perth before Spirit in Exile: Peter Porter and his Poetry was published by Oxford University Press in 1991.

Free access

Bruce Bennett, Adrian Caesar, Mariaconcetta Costantini, Tamas Dobozy, Clive James, John Lucas, Sean Purchase, and Peter Steele

Notes on contributors