From cold stones sparks of fire do fly
Notes on Poetry
Monday, April 26, 2010
Vale Peter Porter
Saddened to hear of the recent death of Peter Porter. Our brief connection had been when he was writer-in-residence at Melbourne University back in the early 80s. I greatly benefited from his generosity and enjoyed his erudition. His death is a great loss, magnified by the knowledge that he was still writing wonderfully, and even had he lived to 300 one cannot imagine that stream of lively, witty and harmonious poetry would ever have run dry.