Les Murray

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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Adam Zagajewski reads "The International Poetry Thing"

"Listen to this poetry reading and hear Adam Zagajewski read Les Murray's poem ""The International Poetry Festival Thing."" Murray's poetry collection Subhuman Redneck Poems received the T. S. Eliot Prize, and he has received the Gold Medal for Poetry presented by Queen Elizabeth II. He lives in New South Wales, Australia. Learn more about poet Les Murray at http://us.macmillan.com/author/lesmurray-author Read about poet Adam Zagajewski at http://us.macmillan.com/author/adamzagajewski"

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Taller When Prone

Les Murray
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

“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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Killing the Black Dog

Les Murray
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

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...


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The Biplane Houses

Les Murray
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

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...


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Poems the Size of Photographs

Les Murray
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

Brief, that place in the year when a blossoming pear tree with its sweet laundered scent reinhabits wooden roads that arch and diverge up into electronic...


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Learning Human

Les Murray
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A bighearted selection from the inimitable Australian poet's diverse ten-book body of work Les Murray is one of the great poets of the English language,...


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Fredy Neptune

Les Murray
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

A riveting, beautiful novel in verse by Australia's greatest contemporary poet, winner of the 1996 T. S. Eliot Prize. I never learned the old top ropes, I...


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Subhuman Redneck Poems

Les Murray
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

Winner of the 1996 T. S. Eliot Prize for the Best Book of Poetry in English Joseph Brodsky once said of Les Murray: "He is, quite simply, the one by whom...


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