Thursday, December 11, 2008

A Really Great Writer

I was really sad to learn this morning that Dorothy Porter, poet, died yesterday.

I can't do her work any justice by talking about it; it's best if she speaks for herself:

Here's an excerpt from her latest verse novel, El Dorado.

Here's Porter's bibliography on wiki.


squib said...

That's so sad and sudden

The Dangerous Kettle said...

It is, isn't it?

words, wine, coffee, art said...

I too was shocked to hear of her death. I possess some of her works, and have heard her speak at writers' festivals.
I remember two quotes she has made (from other writers):
..."the audacity of beauty"...(Pasternak)
..."a poem is a hook in the throat"...(unknown poet) Wow!
She was passionate, articulate, with a beautiful voice.
I admire and envy her succinctness.

Anonymous said...

very sad.... em x

Perseus said...

She was a good 'un. Vale.

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