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Participants: Peter Porter

Peter Porter

Peter Porter was born in Brisbane, Australia in 1929 and moved to London in the early 1950s, publishing his first collection, Once Bitten, Twice Bitten, in 1961.  Other publications include a Collected Poems (1983), which won the Duff Cooper Prize, The Automatic Oracle (1987), winner of the Whitbread Poetry Award, Max is Missing (2001), winner of the Forward Poetry Prize, and Afterburner (2004), which was shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize.  He was awarded the Gold Medal for Australian Literature in 1990, and the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry in 2002.

StAnza 2009 Events:

Sun 22 March | Poetry Centre Stage
Reading: Peter Porter, Helen Dunmore
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Auditorium

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