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Chorale at the Crossing
Chorale at the Crossing

Chorale at the Crossing


64 Pages, 6 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $17.95 (US $17.95)

Publication Date: February 2016

ISBN 9781509801695

Rights: US

Pan Macmillan (Feb 2016)

Price: $17.95


When Peter Porter died in 2010 his reputation as one of the greatest Australian poets had long been settled. Chorale at the Crossing gathers together the work Porter completed after the publication of his widely-praised final collection Better than God, and shows a remarkable and capacious mind—apparently furnished with half the contents of Western culture—still working at full tilt, despite the imminence of his own passing. Chorale at the Crossing contains love poems, comic excursions, and meditations on art, death, music, and nature, all written with Porter's phenomenal technical facility and immense good humor. Chorale at the Crossing is the last word from one of our wisest and most compassionate poets—and is, quite simply, necessary reading.

Author Biography

Peter Porter has published 16 books of poems, plus four further volumes with the Australian painter, Arthur Boyd. Porter died in 2010 at the age of 81.