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'''Walter Billeter''' (born 1943) is an [[Australian poetry|Australian poet]].<ref name=wbilleteroc>"[http://www.answers.com/topic/walter-billeter Walter Billeter]," ''Oxford Companion to Australian Literature,'' Answers.com, Web, Mar. 3, 2012.</ref>
 
'''Walter Billeter''' (born 1943) is an [[Australian poetry|Australian poet]].<ref name=wbilleteroc>"[http://www.answers.com/topic/walter-billeter Walter Billeter]," ''Oxford Companion to Australian Literature,'' Answers.com, Web, Mar. 3, 2012.</ref>
   
 
==Life==
 
==Life==
Billeter was born in Sierre, Switzerland.<ref name=wbilleteroc/> He was trained as a draftsman in Basel, where he first began to publish poetry. He co-founded a [[Literary magazine]], ''Sphaira,'' which published 1962-1964.<ref name=wbilleterapl/>
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Billeter was born in Sierre, Switzerland.<ref name=wbilleteroc/> He was trained as a draftsman in Basel, where he first began to publish poetry. He co-founded a [[Literary magazine]], ''Sphaira,'' which published 1962-1964.</small><ref name=wbilleterapl>[http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/billeter-walter Walter Billeter (1943- )], Australian Poetry Library, Web, Mar. 3, 2012.</ref>
   
Billeter emigrated to Australia in 1966.<ref name=wbilleteroc/>. He settled in Sydney, where he worked as a draftsman, and began contributing to Australian magazines. He published his only collection of poetry in 1973.<ref name=wbilleterapl/> In 1974 he and [[John Jenkins]] founded the [[literary magazine ''etymspheres''. In 1977 he edited the [[anthology]] ''3 Blind Mice'' with [[Kris Hemensley]] and [[Robert Kenney]].<ref name=wbilleteroc/>
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Billeter emigrated to Australia in 1966.<ref name=wbilleteroc/>. He settled in Sydney, where he worked as a draftsman, and began contributing to Australian magazines. He published his only collection of poetry in 1973.<ref name=wbilleterapl/> In 1974 he and [[John Jenkins]] founded the [[literary magazine]] ''etymspheres''. In 1977 he edited the [[anthology]] ''3 Blind Mice'' with [[Kris Hemensley]] and [[Robert Kenney]].<ref name=wbilleteroc/>
   
Besides his own poetry, Billeter has translatied the work of German of [[Konrad Bayer]] and [[Paul Celan]].<ref name=wbilleteroc/>
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Besides his own poetry, Billeter has translatied the German poems of [[Konrad Bayer]] and [[Paul Celan]].<ref name=wbilleteroc/>
   
 
==Publications==
 
==Publications==
 
===Poetry===
 
===Poetry===
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* ''[http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poems-book/sediments-of-seclusion-0444000 Sediments of Seclusion].'' Armadale, Vic: Contempa Publications, 1973.
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*''Australian Novemberies''. Carlton, Vic: Paper Castle, 1978.
   
 
* ''Sediments of Seclusion.'' Armadale, Vic: Contempa Publications, 1973.
 
 
=== Translated===
 
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*Paul Celan, ''Breath Crystals'' [''Atemkristal'']. Paris: Brunidor, 1965; Ivanhoe, Vic: Ragman, 1973.
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*Gerald Bisinger, ''7 New Poems'' [''7 neue Gedichte'']. Thornhill, Southampton, UK: Stingy Artist, 1979.
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*Konrad Bayer, ''The Head of Vitus Bering: A portrait in prose''. Melbourne: Rigmarole of the Hours, 1979.
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*Konrad Bayer, ''The Philosopher's Stone''. Westgarth, Vic: Merri Creek / Nero, 1979.
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**also published in Konrad Bayer, ''Selected Works'' (edited by Malcolm Green). London: Atlas, 1986.
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*''3 Blind Mice'' (edited with [[Kris Hemensley]] & [[Robert Kenny]]). Westgarth, Vic: Rigmarole of the Hours / Ear in a Wheatfield / Paper Castle, 1977.
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London: Atlas, 1986.
   
 
* ''Breath Crystals / translations of Paul Celan. [Atemkristal] ''Paris: Brunidor, 1965. Ivanhoe, Vic.: Ragman, 1966.<ref>[http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/2786471 Breath Crystal], National Library of Australia Catalogue, Web, Mar. 3, 2012.</ref>
 
   
 
===Edited===
 
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* ''Sphaira'' (magazine). 1962-1964.
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* ''etymspheres: The journal from the Paper Castle'' (magazine). Carlton, Vic: 1973-
   
   
* ''Sphaira'' (magazine). 1962-1964.
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<small>''Except where noted, bibliographical information courtesy [[WorldCat]]''</small>.<ref>[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=au%3AWalter+Billeter&fq=&dblist=638 Search results = au:Walter Billeter], WorldCat, OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc. Web, May 3, 2014.</ref>
* ''etymspheres'' (magazine). 1974.
 
* ''Three Blind Mice'' (anthology). 1977.
 
 
<small>''Except where noted, bibliographical information courtesy the [[Australian Poetry Library]]''.</small><ref name=wbilleterapl>[http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/billeter-walter Walter Billeter (1943- )], Australian Poetry Library, Web, Mar. 3, 2012.</ref>
 
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
 
 
* [[List of Australian poets]]
 
* [[List of Australian poets]]
   
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* [http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/billeter-walter Walter Billeter (1943- )] in the [[Australian Poetry Library]] (19 poems).
 
* [http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/billeter-walter Walter Billeter (1943- )] in the [[Australian Poetry Library]] (19 poems).
 
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* [http://www.answers.com/topic/walter-billeter Walter Billeter] in the ''Oxford Companion to Australian Literature''.
 
* [http://www.answers.com/topic/walter-billeter Walter Billeter] in the ''Oxford Companion to Australian Literature''.
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Latest revision as of 01:58, March 7, 2017

by George J. Dance

Walter Billeter (born 1943) is an Australian poet.[1]

LifeEdit

Billeter was born in Sierre, Switzerland.[1] He was trained as a draftsman in Basel, where he first began to publish poetry. He co-founded a Literary magazine, Sphaira, which published 1962-1964.</small>[2]

Billeter emigrated to Australia in 1966.[1]. He settled in Sydney, where he worked as a draftsman, and began contributing to Australian magazines. He published his only collection of poetry in 1973.[2] In 1974 he and John Jenkins founded the literary magazine etymspheres. In 1977 he edited the anthology 3 Blind Mice with Kris Hemensley and Robert Kenney.[1]

Besides his own poetry, Billeter has translatied the German poems of Konrad Bayer and Paul Celan.[1]

PublicationsEdit

PoetryEdit

  • Sediments of Seclusion. Armadale, Vic: Contempa Publications, 1973.
  • Australian Novemberies. Carlton, Vic: Paper Castle, 1978.

TranslatedEdit

  • Paul Celan, Breath Crystals [Atemkristal]. Paris: Brunidor, 1965; Ivanhoe, Vic: Ragman, 1973.
  • Gerald Bisinger, 7 New Poems [7 neue Gedichte]. Thornhill, Southampton, UK: Stingy Artist, 1979.
  • Konrad Bayer, The Head of Vitus Bering: A portrait in prose. Melbourne: Rigmarole of the Hours, 1979.
  • Konrad Bayer, The Philosopher's Stone. Westgarth, Vic: Merri Creek / Nero, 1979.
    • also published in Konrad Bayer, Selected Works (edited by Malcolm Green). London: Atlas, 1986.
  • 3 Blind Mice (edited with Kris Hemensley & Robert Kenny). Westgarth, Vic: Rigmarole of the Hours / Ear in a Wheatfield / Paper Castle, 1977.

London: Atlas, 1986.


EditedEdit

  • Sphaira (magazine). 1962-1964.
  • etymspheres: The journal from the Paper Castle (magazine). Carlton, Vic: 1973-


Except where noted, bibliographical information courtesy WorldCat.[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Walter Billeter," Oxford Companion to Australian Literature, Answers.com, Web, Mar. 3, 2012.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Walter Billeter (1943- ), Australian Poetry Library, Web, Mar. 3, 2012.
  3. Search results = au:Walter Billeter, WorldCat, OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc. Web, May 3, 2014.

External linksEdit

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