Daemonic Currents in Dorothy Porter’s Poetry


‘Although charged by the daemonic, the sacred and extreme, [Porter’s] poetics is shot through, too, with awareness of fakery and illusion. Finally, the currents of Porter’s work are connective, sparking off and from a lineage of charged poetry, especially, arguably, of confessionalism, and a tradition of hierophantic poetics. This essay examines Porter’s poetics within the context of this lineage’ (19).

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Published 1 May 2010 in Volume 25 No. 1. Subjects: Australian poetry, Imagery, Poetics, Verse novels.

Cite as: Plunkett, Felicity. ‘Daemonic Currents in Dorothy Porter’s Poetry.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 25, no. 1, 2010, doi: 10.20314/als.635e7a7de9.