A Poetry Archive recording by

Peter Porter

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These poems come from a special recording for the Poetry Archive:

  • 1 -
    "Death in the Pergola Tea-Rooms"

  • 2 -
    "Tobias and the Angel"

  • 3 -

  • 4 -
    "The Great Poet Comes Here in Winter"

  • 5 -
    "The History of Music"

  • 6 -
    "The Sadness of the Creatures"

  • 7 -
    "Sex and the Over Forties"

  • 8 -
    "Mort Aux Chats"

  • 9 -
    "Anger"

  • 10 -
    "Dreamtime"

  • 11 -
    "The Easiest Room in Hell"

  • 12 -
    "An Exequy"

  • 13 -
    "Gertrude Stein at Snail's Bay"

  • 14 -
    "Non Piangere, Liu"

  • 15 -
    "The Future"

  • 16 -
    "Doll's House"

  • 17 -
    "A Sour Decade"

  • 18 -
    "And No Help Came"

  • 19 -
    "Woop Woop"

  • 20 -

  • 21 -
    "Civilization and its Disney Contents"

  • 22 -
    "Little Buddha"

  • 23 -
    "Wish We Were There"

  • 24 -

  • 25 -
    "The Camp"

  • 26 -
    "A Great Reckoning in a Little Room"

  • 27 -
    "Old Goldfields, Maryborough"

  • 28 -
    "The Lion of Antonello da Messina"

  • 29 -

  • 30 -
    "Leaving Mantua"

  • 31 -
    "Both Ends Against the Middle"

  • 32 -
    "To My Granddaughters Sweeping Spelsbury Church"

  • 33 -
    "Max is Missing"

  • 34 -
    "The Last Hours of Cassiodorus"

  • 35 -
    "Tasso's Oak"

  • 36 -
    "The Last Wave Before the Breakwater"

  • 37 -
    "Afterburner"

  • 38 -
    "Mutiny of the Bountiful"

  • 39 -


Select bibliography

  • Once Bitten, Twice Bitten, Scorpion Press 1961 - out of print
  • Poems Ancient and Modern, Scorpion Press 1963 - out of print
  • The Last of England, Oxford University Press 1970 - out of print
  • Preaching to the Converted, Oxford University Press 1972 - out of print
  • After Martial (translator), Oxford University Press 1972 - out of print
  • Living in a Calm Country, Oxford University Press 1975 - out of print
  • The Cost of Seriousness, Oxford University Press 1978 - out of print
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  • English Subtitles, Oxford University Press 1981 - out of print
  • Collected Poems 1961-1983, Oxford University Press 1983 - out of print
  • Fast Forward, Oxford University Press 1984 - out of print
  • The Automatic Oracle, Oxford University Press 1987 - out of print
  • Mars Carlton Books Ltd, 1988
  • Possible Worlds, Oxford University Press 1989 - out of print
  • The Chair of Babel, Oxford University Press 1992
  • Millennial Fables, Oxford University Press 1994 - out of print
  • Dragons in their Pleasant Palaces, Oxford University Press 1997
  • Both Ends Against the Middle, Oxford University Press 1999
  • Collected Poems 1961-1999, Oxford University Press 1999 - out of print
  • Max is Missing, Picador 2001
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  • Saving from the Wreck, Trent Books 2001
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  • Afterburner, Picador 2004
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  • The Best Australian Poetry (editor), University of Queensland Press 2005
  • Peter Porter Reading from his Poems, The Poetry Archive 2005
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  • Selected Poems of Lawrence Durrell (editor), Faber and Faber 2006
  • Better Than God, Picador 2009
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  • The Rest on the Flight: Selected Poems Picador 2010
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