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Letters of Peter Porter to Ronald Ewart, 1977-2008 [manuscript]
Bib ID 6095275
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Porter, Peter, 1929-2010
 
Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1977-2008] 
0.51 m. (2 folders) + 1 folio packet. 
Summary

MS Acc12.021 comprises nineteen letters, forty postcards, one lecture and one poem sent by Peter Porter to his friend, Ronald Ewart, in Switzerland. The Porter family stayed several times with Ewart and his wife in Tuscany, and many of the letters refer to poems written by Porter whilst in Italy. In addition there is a portrait photograph of Porter which was published in Christopher Barker's Portrait of poets (1986)(2 folders, 1 folio packet).

Biography/History

Peter Neville Frederick Porter was a Brisbane-born poet and writer. In 1951 he moved permanently to England where he worked as a bookseller, journalist, clerk, advertising copywriter and freelance writer reviewing for journals including the New statesman, London magazine, The observer, Times literary supplement, Encounter and the New review. Porter was the author of numerous volumes of poetry and three radio plays, broadcast by the BBC. He was Writer-in-Residence at Sydney University in 1975 and at New England University in 1977. Most of Porter's work was published in England. In 1990 Porter won the Australian Literary Society gold medal. In 2004 he was awarded a Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia for service to literature as a poet, reviewer, broadcaster and essayist. Porter died in April 2010.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS Acc12.021.

Subjects Porter, Peter, 1929-2010 -- Correspondence.  |  Ewart, Ronald -- Correspondence.  |  Poets, Australian -- 20th century -- Correspondence.  |  Australian poetry -- 20th century.
Occupation Poets.

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