Peter Boyle

(1951 - / Melbourne / Australia)

Peter Boyle
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Peter Boyle is an Australian poet and translator.

Peter Boyle was born in Melbourne, Victoria, in 1951. He has published nine collections of poetry, including The Blue Cloud of Crying and Coming Home From the World.

Boyle has also published translations of Federico García Lorca, Luis Cernuda, Eugenio Montejo, César Vallejo, Pierre Reverdy, and others. more »

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  • Rookie Carole Trickett (5/10/2014 4:21:00 PM)

    I have to think about your poem a lot. It is wild. Many of your images just pop out. I am thinking about the thread of the story.

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Best Poem of Peter Boyle

The Unknowable

Who had children. Who died.
Who found himself lucky after thirty years
and stumbling home realised
it was a simple error.
Who ruled behind the scenes in the Department of Misinformation,
who was later conscripted
to underwrite Armageddon.
Whose hand was lost in a sawmill
and was met again as the strange dust
of a new-found galaxy.
Who migrated to the other world
but came home to bury the dog.
Who divorced and died of alcoholism
in the country town where destiny misplaced him.
Who topped high school, failed everything else
twice, married money, ...

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