Peter Boyle

(1951 - / Melbourne / Australia)

Biography of Peter Boyle

Peter Boyle poet

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.

Peter Boyle's Works:

How Does a Man Who Is Dead Reinvent His Body? : The Belated Love Poems of Thean Morris Caelli, Exeter, Devon (County), England : Shearsman Books, 2008.
The Transformation Boat 2008, River Road Press.
Reading Borges and Other Poems 2007, Picaro Press.
Museum of Space, University of Queensland Press, 2004.
November in Madrid and Other Poems, 2001.
What the Painter Saw In Our Faces, Five Island Press, 2001.
The Blue Cloud of Crying, 1997, Hale and Iremonger
Coming Home from the World, Five Islands Press, 1994.

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