Peter Porter is one of Australia's best loved poets. A friend to the greats - Philip Larkin, Seamus Heaney and Ted Hughes as well as to contemporary writers such as Julian Barnes and Martin Amis. He lives in London.
'In my house his Collected Poems is to be found, not on the poetry shelves (between Pope and Pushkin), but on the kitchen sideboard. His is a voice I value and honour. I need its nourishment daily' Martin Amis