Katherine Anne Porter

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Katherine Anne Porter Biography

Callie Russel Porter, born in Indian Creek, Texas, was the fourth of five children of Harrison Boone Porter and Alice (Jones) Porter. Her family tree can be traced back to American frontiersman Daniel Boone, a heritage of which she was proud.

In 1892, when Porter was two years old, Porter's mother died two months after giving birth to her last c ...

Katherine Anne Porter Poems

1.
Another Sarah

for Christopher Smart

When winter was half over
God sent three angels to the
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2.
A List of Praises

Give praise with psalms that tell the trees to sing,
Give praise with Gospel choirs in storefront churches,
Mad with the joy of the Sabbath,
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Katherine Anne Porter Quotes

11 November 2014

I have no patience with this dreadful idea that whatever you have in you has to come out, that you can't suppress true talent. People can be destroyed; they can be bent, distorted, and completely crippled.

11 November 2014

The real sin against life is to abuse and destroy beauty, even one's own—even more, one's own, for that has been put in our care and we are responsible for its well-being.

11 November 2014

Our being is subject to all the chances of life. There are so many things we are capable of, that we could be or do. The potentialities are so great that we never, any of us, are more than one-fourth fulfilled.

Katherine Anne Porter Comments

Frederick Porter 28 July 2012

That's a photo of my wife, Anne Porter, PhD. She is NOT the author.

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Katharine Porter 25 January 2010

This biography appears to be the biography of novelist Katherine Anne Porter, NOT of poet Anne Porter who is the author of the poem 'Another Sarah' identified as by the subject of the biography. Anne Poter was born in 1911 and is still alive, Please check your facts.

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