Philip Porter

Philip Porter has had a portfolio career, in other words, a succession of unrelated jobs in a variety of countries, with no end-view in sight. They have all involved the use of language (the right expletive on a building site for instance) but this became a little more refined after completing a Masters in Creative Writing a few years ago. He has a very modest collection of published poems in Australia, USA, Britain and New Zealand. As a follow-up to his stint as “poet in residence” under the aegis of Australian Poetry Philip organises the North Shore Poetry Project at Rubino’s, a Sydney café, featuring established and up and coming poets. He recently co-edited the groups Anthology, “A Patch of Sun”, with Luke Fischer and Kit Kelen.