Peter Porter arrived in Britain fifty years ago and lived here until his death in 2010. From 1974 he visited his native Australia often and considered himself part of the present-day poetical worlds of both nations. From 1968 he was a freelance literary journalist and reviewer. He published seventeen books of poems, plus four further volumes with the Australian painter Arthur Boyd. He was married twice and had, with his second wife, nine grandchildren.
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