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Les Murray

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The widely acclaimed Australian poet Les Murray lives and writes on a farm on the north coast of New South Wales, where he was born in 1938. His books include Dog Fox Field, Translations from the Natural World, Subhuman Redneck Poems, Fredy Neptune: A Novel in Verse, Learning Human: Selected Poems, Conscious and Verbal, and Poems the Size of Photographs. In 1998, Murray was awarded the Gold Medal for Poetry presented by Queen Elizabeth II.

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New Selected Poems

Les Murray

A fresh selection of the finest poems—some previously uncollected—by one of our finest English-language poetsWhy write poetry? For the weird unemployment.For...

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Taller When Prone

Les Murray

“Les Murray has earned his reputation not only as one of Australia’s finest writers but as one of the most engaging poets writing in English today.” —Kate...

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In 1988, shortly after moving from Sydney back to his birthplace in the rural New South Wales hamlet of Bunyah, Les Murray was struck with depression. In the months that followed, the “Black...

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The Biplane Houses

Les Murray

This is Les Murray’s first new volume of poems since Poems the Size of Photographs in 2002. In it we find Murray at his nearmiraculous best. The collection—named for...

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