Dorothea Tanning Eine Kleine Nachtmusik 1943
© DACS, 2002
Oil on canvas
Peter Porter presents his poem, 'Eine Kleine Nachtmusik', based on Dorothea Tanning's painting of the same name (1943), which is currently on display at Compton Verney House Trust (Compton Verney, UK).
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PETER PORTER has published 22 books of poems over the last fifty years, the most recent being Collected Poems, 1961 - 1999 (OUP), Max Is Missing (2002) and Afterburner (2004), both Picador. His forthcoming volume, Better Than God (Picador) will be published in February 2009. The work of Dorothea Tanning has always interested him since he visited a gallery in Seillens (France) devoted to her paintings and that of her husband, Max Ernst.
Peter Porter’s poems feature in the March Poetry Review. The Poetry Review is the Poetry Society's internationally acclaimed quarterly poetry journal, founded in 1912. The current editor is Fiona Sampson. For further information, please visit http://www.poetryreview.org.uk