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Poems the Size of Photographs

Les Murray

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

In Poems the Size of Photographs, internationally renowned poet Les Murray deftly maneuvers through rich and familiar terrain—the Australian people, politics, and landscape—as well as terrain that is much harder to render tangible: history, myth, and symbol. As if trying to locate the fissure through which to crack open his subject matter, Murray has sharpened his form to an ideogrammatic brevity. Each snapshot-like poem in this volume thus develops before the reader's eyes, as the initially observed object or moment in time changes meaning and grows in complexity and resonance line by line.

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Praise for Conscious and Verbal:

"This is a survivor's poetry commissioned not by trauma but by the confidence of being alive and able." --The New Yorker

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Les Murray

  • Les Murray is the author of nine books, including Conscious and Verbal (FSG, 2001). He has received the T.S. Eliot Prize and the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry. He lives in New South Wales, Australia.
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Poems the Size of Photographs

Les Murray

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