Sunday, December 14, 2008

Vale Dorothy Porter

The poet Dorothy Porter passed away this week and will be greatly missed by friends, family and the literary community. David Malouf remembers 'She had such a vitality and a grasp of life. She had enormous energy and she was a really feisty person. And I think you see that in the way she made her poetry work, in very spare tight verse. And she not only found a readership for her verse novels, she found a very large readership. It's just very sad, and I think there'll be a lot of people out there who admire her, and are fond of her and will miss her very much'.

An Etsy.com Treasury created in honor of Dorothy.

10 comments:

lyptis said...

i didnt know this woman, but its always sad when someone dies! at least she is in fond memories!

Hey Harriet said...

Oh that's sad. I didn't realise Dorothy Porter recently passed away :(

...another great Dorothy P bites the dust.

Chrisy said...

Just two weeks before she died from breast cancer, Dorothy Porter wrote her last poem from her hospital bed. Titled 'View from 417' its last lines give a clue to Porter's lust for life right till the end, when she wrote:

Something in me
despite everything
can't believe my luck.

Renee said...

Something in me despite everything can't believe my luck.......

Love you. Renee xoxoxo

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