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A wonderful, ultimately joyous, insight into the creative life of one of our best loved poets.

In On Passion celebrated Australian poet Dorothy Porter delves headfirst into the passions, both literary and earthly. We discover the young Dorothy Porter's 'drug of choice' was none other than romantic love and that 'some of the most deeply passionate experiences of [her] life happened between the covers of a book'.

Written just before she passed away in 2008, On Passion is a wonderful, ultimately joyous, insight into the creative life of one of our best loved poets.

Reviews

Her essay is a vivid exploration of what inspires one writer, and a warmly energetic addition to the `On' series.

Portia Lindsay, Australian Bookseller & Publisher

…the 10,000 word essay is a fearless reflection on the subjects that gave her life meaning: poetry, desire, nature, music and most powerfully, her own mortality

Frances Atkinson, The Age

Sprinkled with events from her youth and childhood this is a special little book. A delightful essay.

Kaye Brien, Launceston Examiner

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780522858358

    December 1, 2010

    Melbourne University Press

    112 pages

    RRP $14.99

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  • Hardback

    9780522856019

    March 1, 2010

    Melbourne University Press

    RRP $19.99

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    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
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    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9780522860719

    December 1, 2010

    Melbourne University Press Digital

    112 pages

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