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Peter Porter has long been a resident of London but is a native of Australia. He cannot remember a time when the river (whether it were the Brisbane River of his childhood, the Thames of his earliest exile or the Arno of his strongest dazzlement) wasn’t at the heart of his natural landscape. Porter’s definitive Collected Poems was issued in 1999, the product of fifty years working in verse.
Winner, Duff Cooper Prize Collected Poems, 1983
Winner, Whitbread Poetry Award, 1988
Winner, Gold Medal for Australian Literature, 1990
Winner, Forward Poetry Prize, 2002
Winner, Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry, 2002
Short list, T. S. Eliot Prize, 2004
Books available from Fremantle Press
- Rivers 2002
Light Horse Boy at Bologna
Fremantle Press illustrators are again set to shine at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in March 2014. Drawings from Light Horse Boy will feature in the Australian Publishers Association exhibition Hello! from Australia while The Last Viking and Dreamers will feature in the exhibition’s book showcase.